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Creative writing prompts that you can do in 10 minutes

Creative writing prompts that you can do in 10 minutes
What can you write in 10 minutes or less? Let’s find out! For a quick creative writing exercise, try one of the 20 writing prompts below, excerpted from Chronicle Books’ 642 Tiny Things to Write About. Each prompt was created by a writing teacher at the San Francisco Writers Grotto to be done in 10 minutes or less. For a bigger creative challenge, do one writing prompt a day for 20 days. Write a eulogy for a sandwich, to be delivered while eating it. Write the ad for an expensive new drug that improves bad posture. Think about your day so far (even if it’s still morning). Write the first communication sent back to Earth after humans land on Mars. Finish this sentence: The smell of an orange reminds me of…. A genie grants you three tiny wishes. It’s 1849, and you’re headed West along the Oregon Trail. Write the passenger safety instructions card for a time-travel machine. An undercover spy is about to impersonate you in all aspects of your life. Write your life story in five sentences.

10 Thanksgiving Writing Prompts Inspired by Children's Literature Want to do a little Thanksgiving writing in your classroom this year? Look no further than some of your favorite children's books for inspiration. 1. What kind of pie do you like best? From Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson A Tool to Encourage Students to Self-Correct & Improve their Writing Pages Friday, 1 September 2017 A Tool to Encourage Students to Self-Correct & Improve their Writing SAS Writing Reviser is a really cleverly designed Chrome Add-on to get your students self-assessing and improving their own writing. Writing Prompts Posted by Melissa Donovan on October 22, 2015 · Journal prompts to make you laugh. Have you ever tried to write comedy? It’s not easy. Artists are often regarded as a tortured bunch. From drug-addled rock stars to alcohol-infused writers, we’re all known for madness and melancholy.

Shared Writing Learning Strategy In a Shared Writing activity, the students are actively engaged while you model the writing process. Using the board, chart paper, or a document viewer, write out the text in front of the students, with their input regarding events of the story or mechanics of writing. Using the Think Aloud strategy, demonstrate in-the-moment editing as you write. Daily Writing Prompts As always, The Teacher's Corner is looking for ways to make your life easier. We hope that our newest addition, “Daily Writing Prompts,” does just that. On as many days as possible, we have selected an event from our monthly event calendars to be the focus of the writing prompt. These writing prompts can be used in a number of ways: Daily warm-up activity Practice in prompt writing for state assessments Daily/weekly writing prompt “Anytime” activity Student work center “When You’re Done” activity Substitute teacher activity One added advantage to TTC’s “Daily Writing Prompt” is that they can easily be displayed through an LCD projector in your classroom.

Teach English Writing: Videos Write Story Summaries Writing Skills: idea, word choice, sentence fluency, conventions, organisation Short videos with interesting plots make great prompts for an ESL writing class. Some Excellent Writing Prompt Generators to Trigger Students Creative Thinking February 1, 2016 Looking for some great writing prompt generators to awaken the creative muse within students? The list below is a very good resource to start with. This is basically a chart we prepared and included in our post ‘Teachers Guide to The Use of Technology in Writing’. It features a wide variety of apps and tools to help students come up with creative ideas and expand their power of imagination. They are also great for fighting off writer’s block and drive off the fear of a blank page which usually haunts and impedes writing creativity for several beginner writers.

Some Good Writing Apps for Middle School Students Below is a collection of some good iPad apps to use with your middle school students. These are apps to help students enhance their writing skills and improve their grasp of language. Some of the things they can do with these apps include: access tons of creative writing prompts, use pre-made story templates to organize and plan stories, use Story Builder to improve paragraph formation and integration of ideas, create ‘found poetry’ by selecting from word banks and existing popular works… and many more.

The Daily Prompts Write about this image (via 1000bookmarks) “Pick a random word from the dictionary. Write about it” 50 Writing Prompts for All Grade Levels The collection of prompts below asks young writers to think through real or imagined events, their emotions, and a few wacky scenarios. Try out the ones you think will resonate most with your students. As with all prompts, inform students that their answers should be rated G and that disclosing dangerous or illegal things they’re involved in will obligate you to file a report with the administration or school counselors. Finally, give students the option of writing “PERSONAL” above some entries that they don’t want anyone to read.

Writing Prompts Galore Are you having some writer's block? Need some inspiration? Well here are a ton of writing prompts to help spur those creative juices.