Finding inspiration and working through writer’s block can be a challenge for students of all ages. There are a handful of technology tools that bring writing prompts to the fingertips of anyone with access to a web browser or tablet. What I love about these tools are how they each address the idea of supporting struggling writers. You can use these tools in whole class activities, to support individuals, or for individualized learning experiences.
When can writing prompts come in handy? You might build writing prompt tools into everyday activities like a do now or writing station. Students can journal in response to writing prompts on a regular basis. They can even use one of these as discussion prompts to help kids build speaking and listening skills before getting ready to write.
How do you share writing prompts with your students? Tell your story in the comments below.
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Monica Burns is a fifth grade teacher in a 1:1 iPad classroom. Visit her website at classtechtips.com for creative education technology tips and technology lesson plans aligned to the Common Core Standards.