This year the whole national educational systems seems to be heading to literacy, not a new or bad plan. We had many lacks. Don’t get me started and I will start crying. Anyway but I am thinking of making my students write journals using Writing Prompts, which are basically ideas to write anything. Seeds to write, if you will.
Searching, I found plenty of webpages and ideas. Just a couple:
- Creative Writing Prompts – 365 ideas to each school day of the year and beyond.
- Writing Prompts/Journal Topics – Really basic list of ideas, really good.
- At the Teachers Corner – Daily Writing Prompts is full, I mean, super full of great things for each day.
- Lakeshore is a publisher than monthly publishes a calendar with writing prompts, right now it’s October and November to plan ahead.
I found this super cheap notebooks at $ 6 pesos each. My plan (I hope it works) is use the notebooks and write something super simple like 100 characters (Twitter style) using the Lakeshore calendar, and hopefully go up from there. I cross my fingers and toes.