100 questions that will get your students thinking about anger, death, evil, love, war, the police, killing, religion, churches, discrimination, friendship, and more.
100 writing prompts: Is it okay to hate someone? Is your home a safe place to be for your emotions, your feelings, or is it a place of anger and frustration and unrealistic demands? Where would you go, if you could, to escape the demands and expectations and necessities of your life, a place to relax and free your mind? Does death frighten you, not death at a very old age after you’ve experience much, but an unexpected and youthful end to all that could be? Do you bully other people, friends, strangers, or your younger siblings when no one else is around to see you and tell you to stop? Does evil exist, as a thing or in an act that someone does, like a darkness or power or entity that invades us in times of peril? Is there such a thing as love, or is it really something else like desire, selfishness, or wanting to have something? What is the worst thing that someone you are related to did in your presence, something mean, something cruel, something selfish? What big secret does your family keep quiet about, the proverbial elephant in the room that everyone does not want to get out in the open?
Use these prompts at the beginning of the year, end of the year, summer, at a writing center, anytime.