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10 Writing Prompt Tools for Creative Inspiration

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. We would then challenge each other to write a poem based on one of the prompts, followed by reading our new creations. Just like those random titles inspired me to compose poems, such tools can help our students when they need to write a journal entry, short story, essay, article, poem, or such. By the way, if you are interested to see some examples of what came out of my poetry nights, feel free to check out Elemental Love, Moonstruck Conifer, and Smallest Pony. #1 - Writer Igniter #2 - Scholastic Story Starters #3 - Writing Sparks

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Roll & Explain! Here’s a quick post with a tweak to two popular speaking/writing activities. The game can be played in small groups or as a whole class (B1 and above.) Roll&Explain.pdf Use These 18 Images to Inspire Your Own Short Story Admittedly, this may be easier said than done. Here’s what Ms. Sittenfeld suggests if you’re not sure how to get started: If you have a favorite short story or two, it can be illuminating to reverse-engineer them by creating their outlines and thereby better understand how they were made. (Do this with a friend, for the same story, to see if you’re in agreement about what constitutes a scene.)

English Language Arts: Writing Prompts/Journal Topics What is... What is something you dislike about yourself? What is something you do well? Linking words - How to improve your writing - Breakout English Linking words, also known as linkers, connectors and transition words, are a vital part of writing. Often when we teach English, we feed vocabulary and phrases to students which, if we’re not careful, can start sounding forced. For me, linking words are the exception to that. I find that a solid lesson with these special words can almost certainly help improve a students writing regardless of the level.

12 Fun Speaking Games for Language Learners When working with world language classes or English language learners, have you ever asked a question only to be answered with complete silence and blank stares? It’s a common issue—nearly every teacher has struggled with encouraging students to speak in a language they’re still learning. A student may have a deep fear of making a mistake, or may be just plain shy, even in their native language. Whatever the reason, here is a list of a few fun activities to get your students to speak.

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. Spelling Bee Visual Thesaurus Spelling Bee Your Score: - - - Round 1: 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.

Home writing tasks during school closures – EAL Journal During school closures we are publishing descriptions of short activities that EAL learners can do independently at home or with their parents, or that can be set by teachers for online learning. Today’s activity comes from Pete Clements of St Andrew’s School in Bangkok, Thailand. Here he sets out a range of writing activities to use with older EAL learners. The Plot The Plot The Plot Question time!