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41 Resources, Tools, And Apps To Improve Writing Skills by Tom Vander Ark first appeared on gettingsmart.com Math gets all the love–at least that appears…
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Articles and excerpts based on Reflect and Write: 270 Poems and Photographs to Inspire Writing by Elizabeth Guy and Hank Kellner.
Today’s writing prompts are inspired by poetry but that doesn’t mean they have to inspire a poem. Use them to write anything you want; a short story, a blog post, a journal entry, or a freewrite. You might even try writing a song, keeping in mind that song lyrics are a type of poetry in their own right.
From Kevin's fabulous Edgalaxy Blog:
The Snapshot Writing Tool is designed to put students in a specific moment in time using a visual prompt such as a photo or video and then write about what you see? What you hear? What you smell? What you taste? and what you feel? Drawing upon all 5 senses.
The snapshot writing tool will really encourage your students create visual imagery within their writing, and they have a great deal of fun putting themselves in the perspective of the picture.
Students can either use a photo of their own anlongside the tool or alternately you can access my collection of 150 Amazing writing prompts here.
I'm always interested in a good prompt!
Students will use a short video clip from Finding Nemo to discuss animal behavior.
All you’ll need for this is an ink pad, white paper, something to write with (maybe fun colored pencils or markers) and a photocopier.
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Caroline, who is just about to finish sixth grade, looked through all the writing prompts and picked out her favorite fifteen.
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These are some of the daily writing prompts that I use in class. If you have questions, comments, or suggestions please let me know. Other stuff I'm working on is over here.
Video prompts sound like an effective idea. All I'd add is to make a prompt optional. If a young writer already has a topic in mind, let them run with it.
Lots of vids to use as writing prompts with kids. Many are movie trailers. They are accompanied by questions to tease out kids' thoughts on topics.
a sampling of writing prompts for all ages
This is the 'prompts page' of a much deeper and richer site dedicated to organizing and presenting web based about writing and writing insruction.
Here's a clever little one minute writing prompt system.
Smart vs. Swag I deserve a day off Hospitals or phones? IQ vs. EI Persuade the aliens to let us keep earth.
For young writers: launching a VERY creative story when some wacky nouns and verbs come together
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"Caroline, who is just about to finish sixth grade, looked through all the writing prompts and picked out her favorite fifteen. I was super impressed with the list and asked her permission to share it. So what follows are Caroline’s favorite fifteen prompts, in no particular order. Most of the words are her descriptions of the prompts. Thanks, Caroline."
By Med Kharbach
"Creative writing is an important element in students overall learning experience. It is also a part of our professional development as educators and teachers. Creativity, be it in writing or in any other project, does not come from the void and we are not born creative minds. I believe there are mechanisms for developing creativity and fostering imagination. There are what is called creativity triggers or prompts that can help our students improve their creative writing by providing them with challenging story starters. Below is three awesome tools that can help you do that."
This incredible visualization of the Earth and its oceans was created by the Scientific Visualization Studio at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
This site includes a link to a three minute YouTube based simulation that would be a terrific writing prompt.
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Random writing and journaling prompts, inspiration, and story starters for writers, bloggers, and visual artists.
Pick a random number and dive right in! Unleash your creativity! Prompts from the Writer's Digest. The Writer's Digest is a fantastic resource for writers, and their prompts page is just as good. There's a new one every Monday, ...