Thought Launchers are quick, fun activities to ignite imaginations and encourage creative writing. You can use the Launchers as a supplement to your writer’s workshop or as a warm-up activity for language arts. Thought Launchers consist of a variety of activities.
*Story starters provide budding writers with a motivating start to a story. Some are in 1st person point of view and some are in 3rd person point of view to help students learn different points of view.
*Scenarios describe a particular setting and situation to provide a focus for writing.
*Dialogue practices provide interesting situations where students must write a dialogue to go with it. They will develop their punctuation skills too.
*Descriptive and instructional writing encourages the use of details and sequencing in writing.
*Poetry guides students and provides practice through writing different forms of poetry.
*Informational activities provide students with facts about a topic that they can use to develop skills for writing non-fiction reports.