Picture Prompts Write Abouts
Writing prompts are a good way to get a student writing without the pressure of coming up with an idea completely from scratch. If you have ever used Silly Starters, this has the same look. It is a set of picture cards, 3 sets in a row, with a spiral binding. You flip it open randomly and write about the 3 images you see. This makes for thousands of combinations! Black line images are cute and cartoony and include things like a birthday cake, farm, igloo, scarecrow, diamond ring, castle, etc. So if I open up to a ballerina, a birthday cake and a spaceship, those 3 things have to be in my writing that day. You can use these as daily free-writing journal assignments (very informal) or use them for things like spelling words or even to spice up a grammar lesson. You can let the kids choose the images to write about, or agree to flip them open without looking and write about the 3 images without any fuss! Fun stuff! Horizontal format, 9" x 3.5" ~ Sara
Students often write stories and then illustrate them. This fun product reverses that process. Students flip through the sections to select an illustration of a character, an item, and a setting, and then they use those elements as prompts for a terrific story idea. For example, a student may describe the colorful chaos that occurs when a clown is chased by a bee in a paint store.
These spiral bound, small format books look like little flip calendars. They each contain 365 imaginative prompts, thoughts, and starters to get kids writing. The pages are dated, so you can do them on the appropriate days, or just pick and choose throughout the year.
These materials focus on creative writing practice and offer little to no instruction.
These materials cover various types of creative writing, including descriptive writing, poetry, journaling, and stories.