B. Gasior, J. Galbreath - Gifted Resource Specialists
What Gifted Writers Need Most is Permission
Argumentative Writing Prompts
Here is a list of Persuasive Writing Topics for elementary students. Each prompt would be a great enrichment challenge coupled with either an Argumentative Writing Graphic Organizer or the online Persuasion Map Tool designed by ReadWriteThink. This
Short Writing Challenges
Your Life On Earth
Journaling About Martin Luther King
One Word/ Sixty Second Writing Challenge
The GO website will build your students' writing fluency and flexibility. They will see one word at the top of the screen and will have sixty seconds to write about it. Click the "GO" button and a page will load with the cursor in place. Don’t think. Just write!
Six Word Memoirs
The website Six Word Memoirs has information about the project and how it was started. Larry Smith, of Smith Magazine is a Columbus local and speaks about the project at various venues around the city. This Six Word Memoir Teacher Guide has some great ideas to challenge writers to ignite their creativity and think critically. The guide has lots of ideas on how to integrate the Six Word Memoir project into your classroom - for all ages.
The Case Against “Good” and “Bad”
The Story Kitchen
What's cooking? Students can use this site to choose one hero, one setting and one villain to generate a story. The website will provide a story starter and students can finish the story in their own creative way.
Grades 3-5 read on their own/Grades 1-3 read to students
Print this page for students to write their story endings - Story Kitchenhttp://www.brucevanpatter.com/storykitchen.html
"What-if" Question Stories
Use the Question Genie to generate "what if" questions to spur creative writing.Students can print this writing center response sheet - "What if Question" Stories and use it to visit the website and write their stories.
Community Enrichment Opportunities
Thurber Writing Programs
Why do many gifted children not like to write?
Here are a few things to consider...
- No currently used Gifted Identification Area isolates the ability of writing. Gifted students need specific, structured writing lessons.
- Many gifted students want to find the right answer so creative writing prompts can cause fear. These students will prefer factual writing.
- Perfectionism can stop a gifted student from even beginning a writing assignment.