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Over 60 visual writing prompts are loaded onto this PowerPoint. Twice a week I begin class by having students take out their journal packet and respond to one of these prompts. Prompts can be used in conjunction with many common high school texts (Huck Finn, The Great Gatsby, The Road, 12 Angry Men, Fahrenheit 451, The Crucible, A Lesson Before Dying, Lord of the Flies, etc.) or as stand alone writing prompts designed to get kids thinking and writing. Most of these prompts can be written in 5 minutes.
Incorporate vocab and grammar into their journaling by telling them to include a word from that week's vocab unit, or to make sure to use a specific comma rule within their response. Add your own prompts to the PowerPoint for a one-stop shop for all your writing prompts!