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Writing Sparks provides free instant writing challenges for students of all ages. Find a spark by choosing to begin as a teacher or student. Teachers choose the age range of ...more
Writing Sparks provides free instant writing challenges for students of all ages. Find a spark by choosing to begin as a teacher or student. Teachers choose the age range of students, the type of spark from choices like story, poems, news article, or opinion; set the time limit, then begin. A random spark generates with a 2 minute planning period including suggested items to consider during the writing period. Upon completion of the planning time, the writing period begins with a timer to show elapsed time. The student choice includes additional planning options with suggestions for items to include with the writing. When finished, download onto your computer as a PDF.
In the ClassroomIf you are stuck trying to find interesting writing prompts for your students, this site is for you! Bookmark this site and add to your collection of writing tools. Share on your interactive whiteboard for whole class writing activities or include on classroom computers for individual student use. Have students use Google Docs or Microsoft Word instead of paper and pencil for their writing activity, or if using the student portion, use the online tools provided with the site and download the PDF when complete. Take student writing with this site a step further by using an online PDF editor like ePub Editor, reviewed here, to add additional information. ePub Editor allows users to add images, videos, and more to PDF documents to create multimedia and interactive books.
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