Make Writing Fun with Visual Writing Prompts
Engaging writing prompts are an easy way to make writing fun. Every teacher needs a good collection of prompts, and the three sites below are full of great ones. The old saying, “a picture is worth a thousand words” just might prove helpful in moving students from asking “How many words do we have to write?” to not wanting to stop.
Visual Writing Prompts is a great source for engaging writing prompts. You can browse their collection of writing prompts by genre, grade, or subject area. The prompts are written directly on each image.
While it’s a great source of writing prompts already, it is a site in-progress. They are in the process of adding additional information to each prompt. The prompts that have already been completed include a prompt explanation, an explanation of any relevant vocabulary and language, and a convenient one-click download button.
Our school’s literacy coach shared this site with us, and I was instantly drawn in by the enthralling images. Most of the thought-provoking and stunning images really don’t need a written prompt, and most don’t come with one. I love the variety of prompts on this site. Some
This is another gem from John Spencer. If you’re not familiar with John’s work, you are seriously missing out. He shares a wealth of ideas, through his engaging and useful resources, to help teachers and students maximize their creative potential.
Now you can find all of his awesome sketch-animated writing prompts, organized by genre, in one place. All video prompts
What’s Your Favorite Source for Visual Writing Prompts?
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