Middle School / Grade 6-8 Daily Writing Activities Overview
Daily Writing Activities are new to our website as of mid-June, 2012.
Many more activities in this section are on the way!
This page includes daily writing activities for second and third grade students. Each lesson includes a sentence to edit and a writing prompt, which may ask for a list, a poem, an opinion, or an imaginative story.
Students may submit their corrected sentences and their writing prompt responses to our site. See Ideas for Managing Daily Writing Activities for more details.
Separate writing prompts are available for:
See the Sentence Editing Hall of Fame
Writing Activity Tips
- You only need to click "submit" one time. Unfortunately, fireworks will not go off and trumpets will not blare, but your answer will come through. You can send a new answer if you want to correct your original attempt.
- If you think you sent a correct answer and cannot find your name, there are three possible reasons:
- We haven't updated it yet. Sometimes it takes hours to update your responses, but sometimes it takes a few days. We do update in batches, so if you sent in an answer for questions 2, 3, and 4 around the same time and see your name for questions 2 and 4 but not #3, then #3 was probably incorrect.
2. Your answer was incorrect. Sometimes students send us answers where all the tricky stuff is correct, but they forget to end with a period, or they use a typo in a word they probably know how to spell. Some of the sentences are intentionally tricky, so if there are hints, use them.
3. You entered a fictional name. We understand why some people might think "Santa Claus Squarepants" would be funny, but it's distracting, so we won't post it. Sometimes we get correct answers and can't post them, because students entered "World's Coolest Person" instead of an actual first name. The same thing goes for fictional places.
- Check the Sentence Editing Hall of Fame if you've submitted several correct answers. Earn virtual badges--1 point for each correct answer you send in.
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