google and writing prompts
Google Slides are a great way for setting up writing prompts or classroom discussions. Each slide can have a different prompt for students to share their ideas, make inferences and write about what they can see.
Last year, I created a writing prompt Google Slide deck with each slide having a different, unique and interesting picture prompt! These prompts are sourced from pobble365.com which is an amazing website for odd, unique and out of the box writing prompts. Each picture prompt on pobble365 also has writing ideas, discussion points and parts for your learning. I put some writing prompt pictures as a background and use this for random descriptive writing lessons.
Today was my first day back in a few weeks due to an operation so instead of planning something genre based, I used one of these prompts! And i must say, the writing today was awesome! The kids were so into it and really enjoyed writing about something completely different to usual.
This is the prompt I shared today! First we talked about what we could see and named all the parts in the picture. As they named things, I wrote these down on a seperate slide. We then used our imagination to hop on an imaginary plane, fly up into the sky and name things that we could see from up in the sky! I then typed them onto the new slide and used these in our writing! We talked about a great sentence starter to help prompt our writing as well "Wow! I can see..."
My students needed to write about something they thought they could see (real or not) and what that object was doing. It was so exciting hearing them think about different ideas, make suggestions and writing their ideas.
I downloaded a few of the pictures from pobble365.com into a slide deck already, along with prompting questions. If you would like to make a copy of these for your own class, find the slide link here >> Writing Prompts Pictures. You can then add tables and type the key words your students come up with! Its a great way for whole class writing or brainstorming!
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