Writing Through The Decades

Schoolwide Writing Initiative

May 1, 2017


Dear Parents/Guardians,

We are so excited that so many students have been learning about different decades each month. During the month of April, students are being asked to research and write about the 1980s. The goal of this school wide writing initiative is to strengthen the students’ writing skills while inspiring then to learn about the past.

This project is to be completed at home, however students may use the computer lab and library to find ideas, facts or images. Below are some guidelines and research topics for this project. Students may research and write about any of these topics or an idea of their own about the 1990s.

We have put together some resources, information and ideas to help the students complete this project. This information about the 1980s, graphic organizers and writing paper that may be helpful can be found on our school website, www.ps36x.org. Students may base their writing and artwork on their own research and ideas, as well.

It is our hope that this will be a fun and interesting learning experience for all. The due date for this project is April 30, 2017. If you have any questions please see Ms. Kenney, Mr. Tenaglia (Mr. T) or Ms. Procario.


Educationally Yours,


Ms. Maresca, Principal



Project Guidelines


  • Grades K-1
  • 1-3 complete sentences
  • Grades 2-3
  • 1-2 paragraphs
  • Grades 4-5
  • 3-5 paragraphs


  • (original artwork or images from the internet)

Research Topics

  • Famous People of the 1990s
  • Fashion/Hairstyles of the 1990s
  • Music/TV of the 1990s
  • Inventions/Products of the 1990s
  • Games/Toys of the 1990s
  • Economy of the 1990s

Resources & Additional Information

Election Facts and Figures 1990s.pdf  

Writing Prompts and Literature Ideas 1990s.pdf  

Famous Firsts 1990s.pdf 

T Chart.pdf  

Idea Web.pdf 

Lined Paper.pdf 

Lined Writing Paper Primary.pdf  



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