45 Great November Writing Prompts (With Printable Calendar)

If you’re searching for free November writing prompts for students, you’ve landed in the right place.

Here you will find November journal prompts that guide students in celebrating the festivities, memories, people, traditions, events, and themes associated with the eleventh month of the year.

These Thanksgiving and November writing prompts not only reduce writer’s block, they increase a love for writing, improve writing skills, ignite the imagination, encourage expression of ideas, deepen knowledge, and foster critical thinking.

That’s why these daily writing prompts for November fit well as part of your collection of writing prompts.

Whether you want to assign daily writing prompts or simply want to add variety to writing activities, this list of November writing prompts will serve you and your students well.

So pencil into your writer’s workshop and/or literacy lesson plans this week a few of these delightful November writing prompts.

Related: Thanksgiving writing prompts

November Writing Prompts

1. Compare and contrast November with another month.

2. What are the best things about the month of November?

3. Step-by-step, describe how to make your favorite kind of sandwich.

4. What activities and tasks can people do to stay healthy and in shape during the holiday season?

5. Write a nonfiction book recommendation.

6. Describe a fun arts and crafts activity for the month of November.

7. Write about a typical day in the life of a turkey.

8. Why is it so important to be a good reader? Be specific.

9. What causes chaos, and what are its effects?

10. Give specific strategies that will help others to not be forgetful.

11. Create a story about a family that attends a Veteran’s Day parade.

12. Compose a poem about a topic that is related to the month of November.

13. Draft a letter to someone you love, telling the person how much you care.

14. Compare and contrast a pickle vs. a cucumber.

15. In your opinion, what is the importance of recycling?

16. Provide examples and non-examples of being tolerant.

17. Create a November-themed greeting card, and make it humorous.

18. Write an article for the local newspaper, convincing residents to volunteer at a local charity. 

19. Tell about a day when everything seemed to go wrong.

20. What questions would you ask your favorite author and why?

21. Create a story using these words: dinner, tradition, music, vacation, relatives

22. Share a fun memory of riding bikes with friends or family.

23. Summarize your favorite Thanksgiving read-aloud book.

24. Plan a delicious Thanksgiving feast! Describe each course.

25. Describe Black Friday to someone who has never experienced it.

26. Write a haiku about the month of November.

27. In your opinion, what are the pros and cons of spending time with family?

28. Would you rather have pancakes or French Toast for breakfast? Explain your choice.

29. Describe your favorite dance moves.

30. Write about a time when you were sick. How did you get better?

31. What are some of the positive effects of responding to November writing prompts?

32. Create a funny story about a drumstick and buttery roll that escape together from a plate during a family’s Thanksgiving dinner. Describe the adventure.

33. Provide examples and non-examples of what it means to be grateful.

34. Design a bumper sticker to advertise November.

35. Write a series of math word problems that relate to the month of November.

36. Summarize a good book that you read during the month of November

37. Briefly share the history of Thanksgiving.

38. Provide examples and non-examples of showing gratitude.

39. Write a grocery list for a turkey.

40. Share the pros and cons of riding the bus to school.

41. Describe a special event that occurs in your school during the month of Thanksgiving.

42. Write a few metaphors and/or similes that relate to the month of November.

43. Write a diary entry from the perspective of a pilgrim on the Mayflower.

44. Would you rather eat Turkey or ham during Thanksgiving and why?

45. Share an experience you had attending a football game.

Final Thoughts

Now you have a ready-supply of November writing prompts to use during writer’s workshop to help your students blossom as writers.

For a printable PDF version of these journal prompts, download November writing prompt calendar.

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November writing prompts calendar

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