By Arnold Cheyney. These ready-to-use writing ideas are designed to get students writing quickly. Each prompt consists of a single-page handout with straightforward directions. A section on the basics of writing covers punctuation, parts of speech, and grammar and usage. Sample projects include a biographical sketch, film review, historical newspaper, weather report, and letter to the editor. Poetry writing starters range from personification and license plate poems to recognized forms like haiku and limerick.