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Caroline's favorite fifteen prompts

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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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33 Animals Who Are Extremely Disappointed In You

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33 Animals Who Are Extremely Disappointed In You: Not angry, just disappointed. ..

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10 Free Writing Prompts

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After having so much fun with last week’s You Know You’re a Teacher When Linky Party, I was super excited to see that Diary of a Not-So Wimpy Teacher and Classroom Magic were teaming up to have...

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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.
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6-Traits Resources: Tag Galaxy: Writing Prompts from a world of images

6-Traits Resources: Tag Galaxy: Writing Prompts from a world of images | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

This site asks you to enter a keyword and then assembles a planet of images using Flikr photos. I entered the word writing and then played with a threeD planet of pictures. Click on an image and it floats forward. This could be a great way to prompt journal writing or poetry. Fun to play with! Use it for some idea generation the next time around!

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Tag Galaxy vous permet de faire  une recherche sur les images éditées dans Flickr en tapant un mot-clé. Celui-ci  correspondra au "tag" associé aux photos.

Des planètes apparaissent, entourées de satellites permettant de préciser sa recherche.

En cliquant sur une sphère, toutes les images Flikr correspondant au tag de recherche s’affichent sur celle-ci.

En cliquant sur l’image qui retient votre attention, vous ouvrez l’image dans Flickr et pouvez évidemment consulter la collection à laquelle elle appartient

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Art Journaling Prompts: Creative Writing Ideas for Writing in Art Classes

Art Journaling Prompts: Creative Writing Ideas for Writing in Art Classes | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

Art journaling prompts offer rich creative writing ideas. Whether keeping composition book art journals, individual art journal pages, or art history journals, art prompts keep writing skills polished. In other articles, we've discussed creative writing ideas and writing across the curriculum, we've discussed the value of content area writing. Creative writing within the context of any academic subject helps students deepen their understanding of content knowledge, as well as develop skills in applying the traits of good writing across various formats.

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Word Tamer

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A cleverly designed site that writers from approximately 7-11 years old work with to create or embellish mostly "scary" stories. Lots of writing prompts and instruction on the elements of storytelling. -JL


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6 Traits of Writing – Professional Development - Preparing for the State Writing Assessment

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Many teachers have heard my spiel on the Test Lady™, the woman who scores the state prompt writings. Giving students a person or audience to write to is more motivating than if they think their writing will be scored by a machine. This is what prompted me to invent the Test Lady™--the old lady who reads and scores the state writing prompts. Students are more apt to try harder on this assessment, be more specific, and provide more detail when there is a live person on the other end of the writing.

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(Amazing) writing prompts from Luke Neff

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These are some of the daily writing prompts that I use in class. The prompts and pictures are scraped together from so many sources - forgotten websites, old journals, overheard conversations, the...

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A Secret, A Kiss: 'The Moment' Your Life Changed : NPR

The six-word memoir conceit grew into a popular series of books, but the editors knew it was tough to share a meaningful story in so few words.

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This is a fascinating podcast that will get you thinking about your own life changing moments. We know that writing teachers must also write.   Consider the prompts offered and the commmunity to be found at the interactive Smith Magazine as a possible way to get you writing today. ~ Dennis

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Caroline's favorite fifteen prompts | Luke Neff

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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."


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3 Tools to develop Creative Writing for your Students

3 Tools to develop Creative Writing for your Students | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

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."


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NASA Makes Earth's Oceans Look like Van Gogh's Starry Night

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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.


Talk about flow!

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Imagination Prompt Generator: Random Writing Blog Prompts, Writer's Prompt Tool

Imagination Prompt Generator: Random Writing Blog Prompts, Writer's Prompt Tool | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it
Random writing and journaling prompts, inspiration, and story starters for writers, bloggers, and visual artists.

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5 Writing Prompt Websites | e-Expeditions

5 Writing Prompt Websites | e-Expeditions | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it
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, ...
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Story Starters

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Get some weird and wonderful story starters. Just click on the button to view one of the million starters. There is also a junior version for younger writers at http://j.mp/yeUQOS.


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Easy Street Prompts

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Daily writing prompts and art prompts to spark creativity for writers and artists. Let our visual prompts and random words inspire you.

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WriteSparks! writers software story sparkers software for writers and authors by Shery Ma Belle Arrieta-Russ

WriteSparks! writers software story sparkers software for writers and authors by Shery Ma Belle Arrieta-Russ | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

"...I downloaded the free version of WriteSparks!™ and I loved it! So I waited and I can't tell you how long it was...maybe a few weeks up to a month to actually buy the full version. It was so worth it! I love it. I like the easiness of it all. How it can be on my desktop and it's right there and a couple clicks and BAM! I have my prompt for the day!"


- Katina Lewis
Writer, Poet
& Homeschooling Mom
OH, USA

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Tag Galaxy : Writing Prompts from the random images of Flickr?

Tag Galaxy : Writing Prompts from the random images of Flickr? | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

This site asks you to enter a keyword and then assembles a planet of images using Flikr photos.  I entered the word writing and then played with a threeD planet of pictures.  Click on an image and it floats forward.


This could be a great way to prompt journal writing or poetry.  Fun to play with! Use it for some idea generation the next time around! 

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6 Traits of Writing – Professional Development - Target Picture Writing to Improve Sentence Writing

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Communicating in pictures is the first form of writing-on-paper primary teachers address. The power of more picture details is that students then have more details to label. The more they label, the more they can write and develop. This produces young writers who can do more than draw a picture and write a single sentence. They can draw a picture and write numerous sentences!


But don’t just tell students to draw with details, teach them how. There are several explicit lessons you could address within these first weeks of school. Take your time as you introduce these new concepts in lessons. Each idea might require more than a one-day mini-lesson.

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Writing Prompts - Resource Topics - National Writing Project

Writing Prompts - Resource Topics - National Writing Project | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

This resource archive from the NWP provides articles going back to 1979.  It all fits today! Worth a visit and a few bookmarks.  ~ Dennis

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