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 starters.
On this page, you will find a large list of writing topics that will spark creative ideas in your students during journal and creative writing activities.
I have created these writing lists during my 22 years of teaching experience.
I have grouped these creative writing prompts together into categories of similar topics to make it easier for you to find writing ideas in the area that you are interested in.
First, you will find creative writing prompts for each month of the year.If you have time for a "Part II" to this exercise, have each pair revise their dialogue set to include a couple of "beats" or the the "action tags" that show the small actions characters take as they engage in dialogue.For example: During this creative writing activity, encourage group members to ask questions that reveal character, rather than only questions about appearance.When appropriate, I have also included useful links to other informational websites.that will help save you time in planning your lesson activities.I have created this list of writing ideas for elementary school teachers and students, but many of these creative writing prompts are also appropriate for other grade levels as well.As you read through these creative writing prompts, you will find links to related lesson plans found on Unique Teaching Resources.For example, a whimsical visual poem by the late poet bp nichol contains only two words, blob and plop.If you write the word blob, draw a line under it and align the word plop under it, the visual suggestion is that of the word blob reflected in water, and overturned, to plop.I have grouped the creative writing activities according to the elements of fiction they address.I hope the ideas here will also be of use to writers looking for warm-up exercises or story starters.