A fun writing prompt tool

A fun writing prompt tool

16 emojis

From byrdseed.com called Emoji Prompts.

The site starts a visitor with an emoji. As I’m writing this, the opening emoji is a beaming face with hearts as eyes.

Ideally, the visitor writes or speaks the beginning of a story based on that emoji.

With a click of the ‘AND THEN’ button, another emoji pops up [in this case, a face with a disapproving tongue-sticking-out expression] and the ad libbed story continues…

Check out the short demo.

Free 20-Idea Teaching Packet: Pancakes in Your Curriculum

Free 20-Idea Teaching Packet: Pancakes in Your Curriculum

In my recent serialized book [first 20 entries] The Next Page, Ms. Page delved into making pancakes.
And the teaching ideas just kept springing forth.

Here is a PDF entitled ‘Weaving curriculum into a pancake morning’.

Hoping you get a few useful, fun ideas.

Five new photo prompts for Sail the Seven C’s Teacher Expo…

Five new photo prompts for Sail the Seven C’s Teacher Expo…

evening street scene

Below are four more photo prompts I just added to my
Sail the Seven C’s Teacher Expo

Suggestions for teachers:

1. Let writers team up to author a story.

2. Give writers a separate assessment for their prewriting efforts.

3. Challenge writers to add:

  1. humor

  2. a real person as a character [celebrity? family member? another teacher on staff?]

  3. a heroic action



 

Plot generators—Interesting and instructive tools for writers

Plot generators—Interesting and instructive tools for writers

I shared these on my other blog as well…

https://blog.reedsy.com/plot-generator/

Other plot generators on the Internet–

Random Math on the Web: An addition to Seven C’s Teacher Expo

Random Math on the Web: An addition to Seven C’s Teacher Expo

CLICK ON THIS SCREENSHOT FOR A PDF VERSION OF THE ACTIVITY SHEET.

More resources for the
Sail the Seven C’s Teacher Expo…[Drop by for a preview.] 

** Here is a short tour of the Expo and its current collection of resources.

I have to say, when it comes to teaching/reinforcing math skills, I love the potential of dice and playing cards.

A different kind of writing prompt for The 7 C’s Learning Expo

A different kind of writing prompt for The 7 C’s Learning Expo

four fortunes from fortune cookiesfour fortunes from fortune cookies

The latest addition to The 7 C’s Learning Expo

With these fortunes as a springboard, try one or more of these activities:

  1. Have characters use two or more of the lines in an amusing conversation.

  2. Mix and match the various words in the fortunes to create new fortunes.

  3. Compose a story based on one or more of the messages.


** Here is a short tour of the Expo and its current collection of resources. [More are being added every week.]

 

Using online video as a prewriting tool…

Using online video as a prewriting tool…

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I continue to add components of my prewriting course to my Sail the Seven C’s Teacher Expo

Here is a link to a video suggesting ways to let
online video stir a writer’s imagination…

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** Here is a short tour of the Expo and its current collection of resources. [More are being added every week.]