Middle School Writing Activities

Getting excited about writing is really hard for some middle schoolers. Middle school writing activities finally provide a fun and memorable way for middle school students to learn the critical writing skills they need for their academic career while exploring topics that might be more interesting to them from magazines, music, family, and more. Browse all middle school activities for more ideas.

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Use Wallace Steven's "13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird" to inspire your middle school teen to sketch and free-write a poem with shifting perspective.
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Found poetry is a great exercise for kids to practice seeing the beauty and humor in ordinary, everyday language.
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Bring historical figures alive with this fun family activity! Your child will plan a founding fathers feast by researching historical figures.
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This activity will have your child learning about dependent and independent clauses, not to mention the punctuation that goes in the middle.
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Get your reluctant teen excited about writing: by alternating "found" phrases from a favorite book with his own writing, he'll create a unique, profound poem.
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This family yearbook makes a great keepsake that memorializes your year together. Make a family yearbook with your kid to celebrate the passing of a great year.
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Make a photo essay! This fun middle school photography activity makes creative writing come to life by turning words into pictures.
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Here's how to interview, write about, and present a grandparent narrative that will rock Grandpa's socks off!
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Getting through to your tween or teen is a whole lot easier with a Family Journal that serves as an old-school, non-electronic form of communication.
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Encourage your reluctant writer to build creativity with a found poem, which is written by rearranging bits and pieces of other people√Ęs writing.
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Show your child that the pen really is mightier than the sword with this fun writing exercise!
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This three-part debate book is designed to hold two conflicting points of view on an issue that concerns you, along with possible solutions.
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Kids will learn about the five senses with this quick and easy art project to get them ready for school.
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Looking for a way to engage your child with an interest in family history, or boost his writing? This is a great writing and storytelling activity.
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As your middle schooler writes a version of "The Gift of the Magi," he will practice creative writing as he reflects on image, sacrifice, love, and family.
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Make a deal with your teen: You'll buy her that new album on iTunes if she listens to it all the way through...and then writes a thoughtful review on it.

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