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The purpose of this action research project was to determine whether or not utilizing creative writing prompts within the social studies classroom helped improve student achievement in the social studies content area. Quantitative data was collected through exit tickets that students completed in a fifth-grade social studies classroom. Analysis of the data did not conclusively suggest that the creative writing intervention had a significant impact, either positive or negative, on student achievement. Throughout the course of this study, additional questions arose that could be the basis for further research in the future.