Short Story Ideas and Creative Writing Prompts Here are lots of short story ideas that you can use as writing prompts. Use these story starters on their own or to get ideas for the CWN online writing courses. You'll also find links to more creative writing prompts at the bottom of the page. Any of these ideas can be used either humorously or dramatically... or you can try both. Have fun! Do you like this page? 181 Prompts to Inspire Writing and Discussion Every day of the school year, we publish a fresh Student Opinion question. Below are all the 181 questions we asked during the 2018-19 school year (available here as a PDF), divided into two categories — those that easily lend themselves to classroom debate and persuasive writing, and those that are more suitable for creative, personal or reflective writing. Each question is based on content from The New York Times, and all are still open to comment by students 13 and older. Each linked Times article is also accessible without a digital subscription. Teachers tell us they use these questions to help students practice writing persuasively; as inspiration for lessons; as jumping-off points for class discussions and debates; or just to encourage student engagement with current events and with other young people from around the world.
Ten Free Video Writing Prompts to Spark the Love of Writing in Your Students - John Spencer I believe that writing should be fun. It’s not merely a functional activity we have to get through in life. I believe that persuasive, informational, and functional writing should be as fun as writing a story. I believe that all writing is inherently creative and that you can easily embed design challenges into writing (which I included in my latest illustrated writing idea).
Worksheet-free Vocab Revision Activities – Clare's ELT Compendium What do you do in those last 5 minutes of class when you’ve finished everything that was planned? Or when energy levels hit a low during a lesson? Or in that lull while the next student gets ready to present, or whatever? The Plot The Plot The Plot Question time! Low-prep icebreaker: time travel This icebreaker requires virtually no preparation from the teacher but is guaranteed to involve all the students and help them discover the things they have in common. A great option for groups at all levels, especially B1 and higher. The Task A List of Creative Writing Prompts to Make Your Students Love Writing Writing can be a chore, even the imaginative exercise of creative writing. To open the floodgates of their imaginations, learners can always use creative writing prompts to generate ideas. As we have mentioned in the past, regular writing helps improve your learners’ creative and analytical skills.
35 ways to introduce your lesson topic – ELT Planning Are you fed up with using the same old methods to introduce your lesson topic? Look no further! Here are 35 ways to kick off your lesson. How many have you tried? Using an anecdote Example topic: idioms Writing Prompts, Blogging Prompts, Story Topic Generators, Photo Inspiration Writing : Creative Writing & Blogging Prompts Topic Starters, Picture Prompts, and Thought-Provoking Questions for You to Answer "The best learning comes in the doing, and writing from prompts engenders doing. TED TALKS: “ONE SIZE FITS ALL” You are a good teacher. You work tirelessly to inspire creativity and motivation in your students. The list of bookmarked TED-videos in your computer is longer than the Great Wall of China.
Prompts – Video Writing Prompts You Get a Magical Box That Takes You To Any Novel Prompt: For your safety and the safety of your community, you are in a shelter in place order. This means you’re stuck at home. First day activities: my favourite icebreakers – Klara@eoi Every year I try to look for new activities to start off my first lessons and consequently spend an indecent amount of time trawling the net for original ideas. Fortunately, there are always plenty that catch my eye and I’d like to share some of my favourites. Lesson Plans Digger has some excellent compilations of icebreakers and last year I tried out this great activity called Two Kinds of People , which uses fantastic visuals and gets students both moving and speaking. Teach This, also has some great resources and ideas for first day introductions. A couple of my favourites are Teacher Question Time, where students answer the typical getting-to-know-you questions as if they were you, the teacher! Secrets is also a great activity but students need to be quite confident or perhaps know each other previously.
10 Writing Prompt Tools for Creative Inspiration I love writing… blog posts, stories, poems, and more. As much as I love it though, writing can be a challenge. Often one of the most difficult parts is just getting started. Sometimes we just need a little inspiration, a jump start to get us thinking down a new path. When my daughter was younger we used to do poetry nights where we would use a website (Watch Out for Snakes) that would randomly create titles for us by putting together adjectives and nouns.