Weekly Writing: What Should Students Write About?

Posted by Kristy Beaudry McCain on Aug 28, 2015 11:50:02 AM

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Students Benefit From Writing In Multiple Genres

Writing should consist of multiple types of writing in multiple genres. Make writing fun by offering brightly colored paper, an assortment of pencils and pens and/or the use of technology.

Write In a Diary or a Journal

A diary is a book in which you write down your personal experiences and thoughts each day. Students can improve their writing skills by writing each day. Teachers and parents can explicitly instruct students in writing techniques that can help young scholars to become highly effective writers. These tips help children to write with ease.

Make a List of Writing Ideas

The first question most people ask is, “What should I write about?”.

Having a list of writing ideas alleviates writer torment, anguish and fear of the blank page! With a ready made list, people now have things to write about. Keeping a running list of writing ideas ensures that the writer will never run out of ideas.

Keep a List:

On a piece of paper
In a notebook
On a cell phone, i-pad or electronic device
On a small notebook that fits in one’s pocket or bag
On the refrigerator

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Things to Write About

Today
Yesterday
Tomorrow
Pets
Places
Books
Events
People
Fashion
The world
Animals
Goals
Music
Hobbies
My favorite…
My least favorite…
Technology
Online books
Jobs
Family
Exercise
Parties
School
Summer
Holidays
Video games
World events
The news
Anything!!!

Collect Writing Ideas

Collecting items that inspire writing and placing them in box, bag, folder or treasure chest, helps to actively involve students in the writing process and get students excited about writing.

Create a Writing Box

Here are some ideas to help students create a Writer’s Box. The following items can be collected and stored in a Writer’s Box:

Magazine pictures
Brochures
Pictures
Postcards
Flyers from events
Registration papers
Elements for nature (small rocks, feathers, etc)
Catalogs
Newspaper articles
Ads
Business cards
Quotes

For detailed writing prompts click here.

Topics: Classroom Ideas, Common Core, Integration Ideas, Literacy

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