The writing prompts are useful to substitute teachers and full-time teachers as morning work, a productive time filler, or even a language arts lesson. The prompts are meant to spark creative and critical thinking. There is no right or wrong answer to any of the prompts, but students must justify their answers.
For each prompt, students are to do a think, pair, share to get their thought processes going. First, students spend a few minutes just thinking about their responses to the prompt (think). They could even jot their ideas on a piece of scrap paper or the back of the sheet. Then they turn to a partner and discuss each otherÃƒï¿½Ã¯Â¿Â½Ãƒï¿½Ã‚Â¢Ãƒï¿½Ã‚Â¯Ãƒï¿½Ã‚Â¿Ãƒï¿½Ã‚Â½Ãƒï¿½Ã‚Â¯Ãƒï¿½Ã‚Â¿Ãƒï¿½Ã‚Â½s thoughts (pair). Finally, the teacher brings everyone back together to share a few ideas on the topic (share).
Once the think, pair, share is complete, students may start to write their responses to the prompt. They should include 3-5 reasons why they chose the option they did.
The prompt can also be used as a plan for an extended story that can be taken through the writing process with editing, proofing, and publishing.