This resource gives 180 writing prompts with brainstorming ideas. Through providing ideas students can't say, "I don't know what to write." These ideas are a springboard for stimulating creativity in students. They can be projected daily for bellwork or be used as a center activity. Narrative, Persuasive (opinion), & Explanatory (informative) prompts are all included.
*Make copies of the Writing Conference Form & My Trouble Words. Using a file folder, staple one to each side for each student. Students must keep these folders out while writing. As you walk around, make notes of spelling, grammar, and mechanical errors. It takes time, but students will begin to correct poor writing habits.
*This can be used as a writing center. Students can choose from one of the five prompts given on a single sheet.
*These can be projected as “Daily Quick-Writes.” Students can keep a notebook for the year. Teachers can make notes in conference folders while circulating during this time.
*Assign an extra step for the task of the day:
-Ask students to focus on descriptive language.
-Challenge students to add a simile or metaphor.
-Have students use an idiom or cliché
-Tell students to use at least 3 color words
-Focus on capitals and periods
-Challenge students to use dialogue