Like many of you, I'm a huge believer in having students write every single day...and about many different things and subjects! But, I was finding that a daily journal prompt that I assigned to my students was stifling their creativity.
My "Writing Prompt Grid Sheets" have been a HUGE hit in my classroom. Instead of a daily prompt the entire class responds to, students are given a month's worth of choices. Think of it as an oversized tic-tac-toe board :) Each time they choose a topic, they cross it off!
To see how this is used in my classroom, head on over to my blog: http://mcsmartpants.blogspot.com/.