TeachWriting.org has announced a new writing workshop endeavor for the 2017-2018 school year. This year, the collaborators at TeachWriting are creating DAILY WRITING PROMPTS via their Facebook Page for English teachers in grades 6-12. These writing prompts include:
Daily writing prompts are an excellent tool to use as a springboard for writing workshop. These prompts give teachers many options. Teachers can choose to use these writing prompts as bell-ringers at the beginning of class, or they can also use them as extended writing assignments for writing workshop. Teachers can also opt to have students draft multiple essays and select one to take through the writing process. This strategy allows students choice and increases student motivation while simultaneously targeting necessary writing skills.
While there are multiple methods to inspire new writing ideas, prompts remain a key strategy for writers of all kinds. Even professional writers turn to prompts and prompt generators online to inspire new writing ideas! Using writing prompts along with other brainstorming and free writing techniques allows students the opportunity to experiment with various strategies for generating topics, ideas, and arguments. Variation is key to diversifying a student's writing resources.
Use Daily Writing Prompts from TeachWriting.org to target writing skills such as:
- Free Writing
- Thesis Statements
- Figurative Language
- Literary Analysis
- Sentence Types
- Textual Evidence
- Theme Analysis
- Topic and Concluding Sentences
- Creative Writing
About the Author
Meredith is the founder and creator of TeachWriting.org and Bespoke ELA. She has taught high school English for 10+ years in Dallas, Chicago, and New York City and holds a M.A. in Literature from Northwestern University. She has always had a connection to the written word-- through songwriting, screenplay writing, and essay writing-- and she enjoys the process of teaching students how to express their ideas. Meredith enjoys life with her husband, daughter, and sweet pups.