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Pam Thompson

Writing Prompts for the 6+1 Traits - 0 views

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    The best prompts are the ones that spark a personal connection between the writer and their ideas. Provided here are some generic writing prompts to get you started, but you will also find some tips on how to write your own prompts. These self-written prompts will offer better starting blocks for your students than the generic prompts because they spring from the immediacy of their lives.

    Another source for writing prompts is Blowing Away the State Writing Assessment by Jane Bell Keister.

    Narrative

    1. It is 20 years from now. Your name has just been called and you are about to receive an award. Tell the story of how you came to be so successful and win this award. (Gr. 6-12)
    2. Rewrite a fairy tale from a different point of view. For instance,
    * The Three Pigs as the wolf would tell it
    * Hansel & Gretel as the witch would tell it
    OR, use any example you like. (Gr. 5-8)
    3. Write a story based on one of the following:
    * Where is it?
    * Breaking loose
    * If I had my way ...
    * Suddenly, in the headlights ...
    * That noise!
    * Don't even remind me
    * The biggest nuisance
    * Annoying!
    * At last! (Gr. 5-12)
    4. Think of your best or worst day in school. Tell the story of what happened. (Gr. 4 & up)
    5. Write a story based on ONE of the following
    * Little brothers (or sisters)
    * Older sisters (or brothers)
    * A narrow escape
    * My first memory
    * I'd like to go back
    * You won't believe it, but ... (Gr. 4 & up)
    6. Think of a friend you have, in or out of school. Tell one story that comes to mind when you think of this friend. (All grades)
    7. Think of an event you will want to remember when you are old. Tell about what happened in a way that's so clear that if you read this story again when you are eighty, every detail will come flooding back as if it happened y
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    Prompts
    main image

    The best prompts are the ones that spark a personal connection between the writer and their ideas. Provided here are some generic writing prompts to get you started, but you will also find some tips on how to write your own prompts. These self-written prompts will offer better starting blocks for your students than the generic prompts because they spring from the immediacy of their lives.

    Another source for writing prompts is Blowing Away the State Writing Assessment by Jane Bell Keister.

    Narrative

    1. It is 20 years from now. Your name has just been called and you are about to receive an award. Tell the story of how you came to be so successful and win this award. (Gr. 6-12)
    2. Rewrite a fairy tale from a different point of view. For instance,
    * The Three Pigs as the wolf would tell it
    * Hansel & Gretel as the witch would tell it
    OR, use any example you like. (Gr. 5-8)
    3. Write a story based on one of the following:
    * Where is it?
    * Breaking loose
    * If I had my way ...
    * Suddenly, in the headlights ...
    * That noise!
    * Don't even remind me
    * The biggest nuisance
    * Annoying!
    * At last! (Gr. 5-12)
    4. Think of your best or worst day in school. Tell the story of what happened. (Gr. 4 & up)
    5. Write a story based on ONE of the following
    * Little brothers (or sisters)
    * Older sisters (or brothers)
    * A narrow escape
    * My first memory
    * I'd like to go back
    * You won't believe it, but ... (Gr. 4 & up)
    6. Think of a friend you have, in or out of school. Tell one story that comes to mind when you think of this friend. (All grades)
    7. Think of an event you will want to remember when you are old. Tell about what happened in a way that's so clear that if you read this story again when you are eighty, every detail will come flooding back as if it happened y
John Pearce

McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Internet-Age Writing Syllabus and Course Overview. - 0 views

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    This highly amusing look at the world of Web 2.0 as viewed through the INTERNET-AGE WRITING SYLLABUS AND COURSE OVERVIEW is a salutary reminder to those of us who have latently become besotted by the wonders of social networking that "All that Twitters is not told".

    As Mr McSweeney suggests the course is the perfect antidote to those who are worried what to do;

    "As print takes its place alongside smoke signals, cuneiform, and hollering ......."

    I 4 1 wll B signing up 4 I cn hz writng skls
John Pearce

Ideas for Inspiring Writing - Google Docs - 0 views

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    This Google Doc initiated by Mark Warner is a collection of ideas to use for stimulating writing that includes examples. It draws on a range of online as well as offline activities and applications. Use it to get some great new ideas or even better add and share a couple of ideas of your own.
Pam Thompson

Story Starters | Scholastic.com - 2 views

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    Ready to write? This Story Starter machine generates creative writing prompts. You never know how your story will start.
Andrew Jeppesen

Confusing Words - 0 views

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    Confusing Words is a collection of 3210 words that are troublesome to readers and writers. Words are grouped according to the way they are most often confused or misused.
Jo McLeay

English domain - Learning and Teaching Resources - Prep to Year 10 - Student Learning -... - 0 views

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    The English Domain page contains links to: Victorian Essential Learning Standards; English-related learning and teaching support materials such as websites, publications and other online resources; English assessment maps and sample tasks;
Jo McLeay

Crafting an argument in a literary essay - English Companion - 0 views

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    Crafting an argument in a literary essay
Amanda Rablin

Shmoop: Study Guides for Literature, US History, Poems, & Essays - Homework Help and Te... - 0 views

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    Shmoop wants to make you a better lover (of literature, history, poetry and writing). See many sides to the argument. Find your writing groove. Understand how lit and history are relevant today. We want to show your brain a good time.Our mission: To make learning and writing more fun and relevant for students in the digital age.
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