Showing Not Tell Writing Prompts

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Classroom: Reading / Writing. Character Traits grouped with similar traits. Use to compare and contrast. What are the subtle differences? Would be great to transfer these into a web organizer.

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Writing Prompts

A pinner wrote: Daily writing prompts - give them a prompt and/or allow them to select their own topic. Develops writing fluency! Also do 1-minute alphabet writer (they write alphabet in sequence over, and over until a minute is done- do uppercase and lowercase separately....good for handwriting/letter writing fluency).#Repin By:Pinterest++ for iPad#

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show not tell in writing workshop

Writing Prompts for a Paragraph-would be great to print out, cut up and put in a jar for students to pick randomly!

My students LOVE this book for writing-on-demand - the prompts are so much fun!

"Said is Dead"...Encourage descriptive writing with these alternatives to "said".

27 Argumentative and Persuasive writing prompts -

Fun for kids

Boost kids vocabulary :)

Have the students make their writing "more colorful" by using paint strips. Write a boring adjective at the bottom of the paint strip on the most boring color. Give each student a paint strip and they can use a thesaurus or a word wall to think of "more colorful" words for their strip. Put the best word on the brightest part of the strip. Hang all of their strips on the door and they can use those words to help "make their writing colorful!"

journal jar of prompts

Storymatic Classic - $29.95 - set of cards that can be used as writing prompts, as a game, etc. This sounds like it would be really fun and really useful!

PROMPT: Pick a set of famous parents and tell why you selected them.