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This collection of reviewed resources includes many types of writing prompts, both visual and verbal, to inspire writing. Whether you want students to try their hand at poetry or informational writing, there are ideas here to help. Make this collection available for students to find their own inspiration for open-ended, creative writing assignments. Teachers can also use this list to find 2-3 possible choices for a targeted writing assignment. Student choice is key in helping student voice come through in their writing.

 

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Create your own R.A.F.T.S. Prompts for Science - Northern Nevada Writing Project

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4 to 12
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Looking for writing prompts that are fun and geared toward a science? Look no further! This web site offers a great way to create writing prompts simply by ...more
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Looking for writing prompts that are fun and geared toward a science? Look no further! This web site offers a great way to create writing prompts simply by clicking on an icon and receiving the luck of the draw. User chooses the subject and by random selection, the web site chooses the Role, Audience, Format, Topic and Strong Verb. May be tricky for lower grades and will require several walk-through lessons. Great for students who struggle with brainstorming writing topics.

tag(s): writing (363), writing prompts (85)

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This is a great way to find ideas for literature contracts, guided reading assignments, teachers who are having writer's block. Great way to tie science to language arts using a write-to-learn approach. This is a sure way to build content area reading comprehension of your science textbook.

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Expository Writing Prompts - Palma Sola Elementary School

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3 to 6
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Use these printable worksheets to help students develop their expository writing skills. While this site is still under construction, there are some real gems among the prompts. Check...more
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Use these printable worksheets to help students develop their expository writing skills. While this site is still under construction, there are some real gems among the prompts. Check back for updates.

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Writing Fix for Kids - Writing Fix

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1 to 5
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Give elementary students some choices of creative writing topics with this interactive resource that encourages out-of-the-box thinking. Choose any of the 14 interactive games to find...more
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Give elementary students some choices of creative writing topics with this interactive resource that encourages out-of-the-box thinking. Choose any of the 14 interactive games to find new ideas.

tag(s): writing (363), writing prompts (85)

In the Classroom

Keep this link on your class web page for access both in and out of class! Let students advertise their favorite prompt tool on your interactive whiteboard or projector before sharing a writing piece that resulted from this prompt.

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Imaginary City - Tate Museum

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2 to 6
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Challenge your students to use their creativity with this virtual art project that guides them through the construction of an imaginary scene. Need a bit of inspiration? Investigate...more
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Challenge your students to use their creativity with this virtual art project that guides them through the construction of an imaginary scene. Need a bit of inspiration? Investigate the origin of each of the objects used to create the student-designed picture. Each is part of a larger piece of artwork in the Tate Gallery collection. But don't stop there. Use your students' newly created works as prompts for a writing activity.

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The Big Read - The National Endowment for the Arts

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6 to 12
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The Big Read is a National Endowment for the Arts endeavor aimed at increasing reading and literary discussions. This site's main initiative is to address communities and aims...more
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The Big Read is a National Endowment for the Arts endeavor aimed at increasing reading and literary discussions. This site's main initiative is to address communities and aims to provide cities and towns with local programs and opportunities to read and discuss books. The resources and study guides are well-suited for teaching and encouraging reading for enjoyment as well as study. Many middle and high school books of all genres, such as Fahrenheit 451, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Great Poems and Tales of Edgar Allan Poe are featured, and are often accompanied by an online documentary film about the author and the literary work, discussion questions and topics, and lesson plan ideas. The Big Read is continually expanding and offers grants.

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In the Classroom

You will want to save this website to your favorites to return to it often and implement materials to fit your curriculum. The materials may be projected on your classroom whiteboard or projector to enhance background information, comprehension, and critical thinking for the literary selection you are currently studying. Thought provoking questions could be used for both oral and written responses.
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