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Following the popularity of my text-based writing prompts, these visual prompts - for display on a projector - offer more guidance for writers. There are different styles between each prompt including questions to develop ideas, 'continue the story' and slow writing (which you can read about here). Each slide has a picture and text to guide your writers in developing their ideas - these can be done individually, in pairs or even in group settings before students put pen to paper.
Feedback for my printable text-based Zombie Apocalypse Writing Prompt Task Cards)
"My classes are composed of almost all boys and they LOVE these cards. Out of all of the writing prompts I have, I introduced these first and the boys were actually asking for more time to write."
How do I access this resource? Does it require online access?
Yes - to access this resource, you will need a free or school Google account. When you make the purchase, you will be provided with a link to a form. This will enable you to make your own editable copy of the slides from your Google account.
Why should I buy these prompts instead of your 45+ Writing Prompt Task Cards?
The prompts contained in this resource contain much more guidance so they are better for writers who have 'blank page syndrome'. While the other resource contains more prompts, the idea behind those is to inspire lots of ideas in a short amount of time. This resource is perhaps more suited to developing longer pieces of writing. Check out the previews of each to see which would suit your immediate needs better.
Who is this resource for?
We all know that within a single grade level, we will face a variety of writing abilities. While these prompts have been designed for a middle school classroom, they can also be used (selectively*) with younger / older students. It is not an exact science to judge vocabulary levels, but I would say the language in these prompts is slightly more challenging; luckily, you can edit any language that you feel may be inaccessible to your students!
Unlike my other zombie resources, this pack contains photos instead of black-line illustrations. This means they are more realistic. There is also one image that contains a gun in silhouette. Of course, you can edit out anything you feel is unsuitable as this resource is editable. However, if the realism might upset your learners (or others in your school community), please check out my 'gentler' resource for writers: 45+ Writing Prompt Task Cards.
Are any writing samples included?
Funny you should ask! My 12-year-old son saw me making these and asked if he could use them for his writing. I shared the file with him, and he typed his responses alongside the slides - they are there for your use or you can delete them if you prefer.
++This product IS included in my Zombie-Themed Mega Bundle++
Questions or comments? Please feel free to drop me a note below or via firstname.lastname@example.org - I'm always happy to help!