As eleventh and twelfth graders continue to study the more complex aspects of writing, it’s important to remember to work on creativity and imagination as well. The Writing Prompts Workbook is a collection of imaginative situations and questions that will get your students and children to come up with wildly creative ideas to give their brains a break from their more formal writing assignments. Bryan Cohen, the author of 1,000 Creative Writing Prompts and 500 Writing Prompts for Kids has compiled 200 of some of his best prompts for eleventh and twelfth graders in this workbook. Use them for journals, assignments, poems, conversations, songs and more!
Examples from the book:
14. In a horrible injustice, your parents have blamed you for stealing a cookie from the cookie jar, but it wasn’t you. Determine who the actual culprit was and write an essay to prove how he or she did it.
71. What is your earliest childhood memory? What do you think was going on that you don’t quite remember? Would you have changed this memory if you could?
188. Create a journal entry about your day from the point of view of you, five years in the past. How would the past version of you look differently at your actions and circumstances than you do currently?
Table of Contents:
1. Romantic Comedy
2. Expository Prompts
3. The Paranormal
19. A Mixed Bag
20. Journals and Poems