Today I had my students mark their place in their interactive notebooks with one finger and go back to the first and second entries, when they were tracing their names and using counters to count to 5. It was sweet to hear them say, "Wow, we know a lot more now!
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We have come to believe in the importance of incorporating a great mentor text into a writing lesson. During our teacher workshops, we helped our participants understand these three purposes of a mentor text.
Here is a link to a Powerpoint slideshow used by one of our trainers, Corbett Harrison ; it explains the three categories of mentor texts we ask our teachers to think about.1.
Write a narrative about a person or character who overcomes an obstacle or a difficult situation. The character must be a person from history or from literature, movies, or television.
High School Writing About Literature Prompts 1. Read the poem "Our Son Swears He Has Gallons of Water in His Body" by Naomi Shihab Nye.
My second set of picture prompts. This time for fantasy, mystery and horror stories. Great for stimulating your students imagination, and can be used in a variety of classes as a mini lesson for creative writing, ESL, or essay writing.
Once I’d chosen one of the funny picture writing prompts to project, I would give the students one of the following assignments – depending on our time constraints: Write three captions for this photo. Second, you will find general writing prompts that you can use all year long with your students.
I have divided these general creative writing prompts into the following categories: school, favorites things, friendship, memories, personal and feelings, famous people, animals, create or invent, what if, and story .
Picture-based writing prompts that help kids create stories right now. For each picture writing prompt, use the provided story idea, or encourage kids to create their own. Our super easy story writing formula along with these fun picture prompts gets kids' creative writing flowing.
Scholastic's Story Starters kids' writing activity generates creative writing prompts, from general fiction to adventure, fantasy, and science fiction.