Welcome back to the Not So Wimpy Teacher podcast!
I have a special gift for you today.
I have 60 free writing prompts for you in two different formats. A printable PDF or Google slides that you can use in the classroom.
Now, I know what you’re thinking.
“Jamie, you HATE writing prompts!”
It’s true. I’ve spent years teaching you why I don’t use prompts in my writing workshops. However, I recognize that there is a time and place for them, especially in a year like this.
I also want to help you understand when and how to use them in your classroom, so that’s where this episode comes in.
Episode 86 Takeaways:
- Writing prompts are best used sparingly.
- Prompts are awesome to use for pre and post-assessments.
- Substitute lesson plans are a great time to use writing prompts.
- Get to know what holidays your students celebrate.
- When you have a fast finisher in your classroom, you can give them a writing prompt to work on.
- Keep bell work short and sweet.
I hope you can see now why I don’t think writing prompts are always bad. I actually think they can be beneficial in certain situations. We just have to be careful not to overuse them.
I’d love to know what other ideas you come up with, so head over to our Instagram @notsowimpyteacher to share those with me!