Engage your high school students with 100 creative writing prompts.
When your students write with these prompts they will:
—be more excited about writing
—brainstorm potential topics for longer pieces
—find some calm quiet time in a busy class
—carry the lessons that they learn about effective communication to other areas of their work
—play with their writing and learn that revising is fun and important
—engage in a metacognitive analysis of their own writing
—see writing as fun!
All of these prompts are designed for freewriting. If you are not familiar with freewriting and its benefits, you’re in for a treat! There is a longer explanation on why freewriting is beneficial to writers included as well as a guide for students that is useful to go over before you begin freewriting in class.
These prompts could be used as a bellringer to get students thinking about the theme of a lesson, they could be used to break up a longer lesson, or they could be used to transition between different parts of a lesson. They could also be used at the end of class when students are getting restless but you still have some time left.
Included in this resource is everything you need to get students writing creatively on a daily basis:
—Notes for the instructor with suggestions for procedure
—“Four Benefits of Freewriting,” an informational piece for the instructor with links to research and further writing on freewriting
—“Freewriting: A Guide For Students,” a visually appealing and informative handout for students (with a humorously informal tone)
—100 daily creative writing prompts
—“10 Questions for Analyzing Creative Writing” to get your students thinking about what they have written, what they have heard from their classmates, and what makes good writing in general
—“10 Fun Exercises for Playing With Creative Writing” to get your students revising, changing, and playing around with their initial freewrites
In all, there is enough here for hours of fun writing activities!