To become better readers, we must read. To become better writers, we must write. With these ideas in mind, my students read and write each class period. Reading and writing become habits that they either immediately or grow to enjoy, and through immersion into these necessary skills, they improve immensely in both areas. Writing in my classroom takes many different forms. Sometimes, we will write about what we read, and sometimes, we will write freely based on whatever comes to mind! Other times, I will present students with open-ended prompts as you see in this product. The prompts vary from real-world topics to discussions of personal experiences and are intended to spark students' thinking and inspire writing. You can post these electronically for students or print hard copies to display.
Here are some ideas for using 100 Writing Prompts for Secondary Students:
*Writing warm-ups (ex: write for 5 minutes without stopping)
*Post prompt in a forum or blog and allow students to respond and give feedback to other student responses
*Use prompts as basis for full-length compositions (persuasive, expository, etc.)
*Allow students to collaborate responses to prompts in writing groups
*Activity for students that finish work early in class
*Alternative prompts for students that need extra practice or remediation on writing assignments
Your download will include 2 documents. The first will contain all 100 prompts in Arial font; the second document will contain all 100 prompts in various fonts if you prefer a more decorative look.