Let's Start Collaborating: Short Writing Tasks

By on February 24, 2015

Let's start collaborating! I mean it. Let's put our collective brilliance together and develop outstanding curriculum. My good friend and colleague Jose Lucero and I have discussed the idea of forming a National Professional Learning Team (NPLT) for the past few years. It is an idea that we are both passionate about. The challenge has been how to connect teachers all over America (and someday the world) so they can collaborate on various curriculum projects. I think Google can help us.

I have started a Google Slide (presentation) called Short Writing Prompts for grades 6-12.

I have added some of my favorite journal topics to the presentation. Feel free to use them with your students and add your own. Together, we can build an amazing resource for writing that offers fun and engaging topics for our students. Anyone with the link can add topics/prompts to the presentation. You can edit typos but leave individual formatting and style preferences alone. Let's work together as one professional team!

If this work well, I will create a presentation for elementary students grades 1-5. If you have ideas, please add them below in the comments section.

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Mr. Reddout Mr. Reddout 6/9/2015

I am not sure if this would work for a journal or not, but I use this exercise in my class to introduce imagery and my kids love it. it is the only writing exercise I have that will make kids beg to stay in class and write more.

http://cisl.edu/wordpress/uncategorized/creative-writing-exercise-what-our-dreams-tell-us-about-our-personalities.htm

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