Everyone loves the smell of fresh, new pencils. Or maybe it’s the smell of ideas?
At Seven Steps to Writing, we’ve dreamed up something fresh for you for the new year. We want to help you in your daily writing class. We also want to grow students’ confidence in themselves as communicators with something to say in their own individual way.
Writing prompts for practice
Teachers tell us that they are always looking for writing prompts to inspire daily writing practice. And as you know, the Seven Steps is all about short, fun, quick practice sessions so that writing becomes a reflex, a part of muscle memory.
Unlike other free writing prompts available online, the Seven Steps prompts focus student writers on just one of the Steps at a time. We hope it’s subtle, but we’re not asking students to leap in and write a fully developed novel on day one of the new year. That’s just not our philosophy.
Instead, we know from years of experience that writing starts to ‘click’ for students when they are introduced to the key component skills one at a time, gradually and with daily, fun practice sessions – until their confidence grows and they are ready to tackle the task of putting all of those skills together into one piece. That’s what the Seven Steps is all about!
We launched our new prompts on our Facebook page last month, and we’ve be showcasing new ideas every week throughout February.
Here are the first four. What do you think? We’d love your comments and we adore receiving student writing samples! You can email our Content editor, Bev (that’s me!) at: firstname.lastname@example.org with suggestions and samples.
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Members of the Seven Steps Online subscription service can log in and download the new writing prompts in the Resource Library as they are gradually released throughout February.For more writing activities and inspiration, become a Seven Steps Online member.