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Thank you all for answering Tim Westhead's call and sharing additional writing suggestions. Here's the list;
- Use ideas from storytelling web forums: www.reddit.com/r/writingprompts
- Ask students to write prompts to randomly spread around the class
- Ask students to write a prompt for their neighbor
- Pick a theme and send students to the library to pick a book and do a book study (in pairs or individually). Depending on level, they can highlight nouns, adjectives, verbs. They can also look at sentence structure.
- Use postcards or photos as starters for writing.
- Use a video / movie clip / sport or any recorded event to: 1. create a dialogue & voice-over & 2. do a sports or event commentary (writing + speaking)
- Get students to write a comic strip dialogue using target grammar or vocabulary
- How to survive a zombie apocalypse: give some prompts like "Travel alone or in a group?" (use clips or photos from Walking Dead)
- Write a paragraph using at least 10 compound nouns
- Imagine you are an inanimate object (for example, a sandwich or a pillow)