"What would you do if you found a pair of magical shoes?" "Write a story about a robot that does your homework." You can use these and create others for 101 writing prompts in a jar. Great way to get students started writing at the beginning of class.
BATTLESHIP SPELLING PRACTICE~ A 2-player game where each student inserts the word list in to spaces going across. Players take turns guessing coordinates. If they miss, they mark it on their board. If they hit a letter, they keep guessing until they miss. If they sink a word, the player marks it off of his list. The goal of the game is to sink all of your opponent's words. Fun and great practice!