Posts tagged english
Story Prompts: What If?

Whether you're doing a brief writing exercise or getting started on a full project on stories, sometimes your students’ minds need to be primed to get those creative juices flowing. Here are some what-if questions to explore.

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From a Picture, a Thousand Words

They say a picture is worth a thousand words.  Indeed, there is so much one can say about any given image.  So let's see just how much we can say about one picture: students need to describe, analyze, and speculate on everything they see in the image.

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Story Prompt: Show, Don't Tell

A common adage among writers is "show, don't tell".  Writing in this way prompts students to think of different ways to express the same thing.  Students will have to use expressions and imagery - like native speakers do in most situations - instead of being straightforward.

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