"Table Texting" is a fun, interactive strategy you can use to get students to talk about whatever topic they need to discuss but are reluctant to.- like the idea. Could help if a student is stuck on ideas to write about
Metacognition with Reading: Here's a great organizer to encourage metacognition, or thinking about thinking. This draws on the reader's background information and forges meaningful connections between reader and text.
Holy cow, 271 pages of Post-it activities for teachers. This might be a pin now, read later. This is a cheap, easy way to get students up and moving while still learning and it gets them thinking of different types of questions to ask.