Lalilo July ’21 Writing Prompt Calendar

Writing is a great way to boost literacy in the classroom, and daily writing is even better. We’ve created this free July writing prompt calendar to help your students develop a daily writing habit. If you are currently doing remote or hybrid summer school, you can send this writing prompt calendar to families or add it to your Google classroom so kids can write at home. This variety of fiction and non-fiction writing prompts will help your students reflect on summer, US Independence Day, and the Olympics.

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If you have a writing journal that you already use with your students, we’ve also included a plain-text list of our July writing prompt calendar below. 

Week 1

  • Do you like when people tell jokes?
  • From A-Z: make a list of something for every letter of the alphabet.

Week 2

  • To me, freedom means…
  • What is your favorite summer memory?
  • Write a letter to your future self telling what it is like to be your age now.
  • What grown-up job looks the most fun? 
  • Explain how to play a game you love.

Week 3

  • Write a story about what it would be like to climb to the very top of the highest mountain in the world.
  • How would you make the world’s biggest ice cream cone
  • Describe a dream that you remember having.
  • You find a secret hallway in your home. Where does it lead? What do you do when you get there?
  • Why do you think people say, “a picture is worth 1,000 words?”

Week 4

  • Make a list of 10 things that you would have at your dream birthday party.
  • What do you think it would be like to live on the moon?
  • When you feel sad, what do you do to feel better?
  • Today is Parents’ Day! List five things you can do for your parents.
  • What do you think it would be like to play an Olympic sport? Which sport would you choose?

Week 5

  • Who is an adult in your life that is special to you that is not a parent or grandparent? What makes them special?
  • Write a story using these three words: detective, piano, and pizza
  • If you could meet any famous person today, who would you want to meet and why? What questions might you ask them
  • What do you think is the best food? What would you say to make someone like this food?
  • Before school starts again, I would like to…

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