Women’s History Month Writing Prompts - Choice Board and Worksheets

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Celebrate Women’s History Month and explore important women that have influenced American culture and history - from sports and popular culture to politics and women’s rights - with this choice board of writing prompt activities and printable worksheets.

Help your middle school students discover the lives and accomplishments of famous women from history, and today, with these journal prompts and activities that combine language arts with social studies. Short biographies for each influential woman encourage reading comprehension and provide context for activities that develop students’ writing skills.

Learn About Inspirational Women This Women’s History Month

The inspiring women featured in this printable activity encourage students to think about important issues like gender equality, women’s rights, and women’s roles in history. It also explores important women today and the roles of significant black women like Michelle Obama.

Students will learn about one (or more) of the following notable women, before flexing their creative writing skills with a range of writing prompts and activities.

  • Amelia Earhart
  • Serena Williams
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • Susan B. Anthony
  • Michelle Obama
  • Clara Barton
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Kamala Harris

How To Use This Choice Board

Use these writing prompts and activities to incorporate and celebrate International Women’s Day in your ELA lessons or use the activities during National Women’s History Month in March. These activities are perfect for setting up learning centers, or for extension, early-finisher, or take-home tasks.

The nine student choice activities in this printable include writing letters, short stories, journal entries, and more. Each of the full-color worksheets consists of a short biography and a template for students to write their responses. Display their responses in the classroom or create a Women's History Month bulletin board that showcases these inspirational women and your students' great work.

Looking for more Women’s History Month printables for middle school students? Try this scavenger hunt social studies activity, or this mini-project on the gender wage gap.

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