Daily Writing Prompts Printable writing prompts with pictures to help encourage creativity.
You’ll notice that none of the activities focuses on the technical aspects of writing.
Instead, the activities encourage creativity, reflection, and self-expression—hallmarks of meaningful writing. Matt and Brianna knew the rumors about it, but they had to see it for themselves.
At the risk of having the song stuck in your collective classroom head all day, this icebreaker is a good one for customizing to any topic.
Whether you’ve gathered to talk about math or literature, ask your students to share their top three favorite things about whatever it is you’re there to discuss.
Pass a "magic wand" around your classroom before you begin a new topic and ask your students what they would do with a magic wand. Your topic will determine the kinds of questions you can ask to get them started.
What would your students do to effect change in your given topic if money were no object?
They tiptoed their way up the steps, and when they reached the door, it swung open.
Beginning your lesson plans with a five-minute warm-up or icebreaker can serve to focus your students on a new topic, open up creative thinking, and help them to apply the learning in new ways.
Divide them into teams of four and present the topic.
Ask them to brainstorm and list as many ideas or questions as they can come up within a given amount of time. Each student must write his or her ideas on the board or paper you’ve provided.