This Powerpoint contains 30 creative writing prompts to begin class in an upbeat way. Each slide presents a funny photo with a prompt designed to get students to flex their brains, express themselves through humor, and painlessly practice relevant writing styles. Students will write narratives, mini-essays, plot outlines, voice-overs, poems, dramatic dialogues, and more while reinforcing ideas like perspective, structure, and inference.
And these are *way* more fun to grade than typical journals!
I use these in my Drama II class, which emphasizes dramatic writing, as a way to begin each period with a laugh and a subtle bump to literacy.