• Write routinely over extended time frames (time for reflection and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

This is a set of two pages, front and back. The first three pages are a collection of 30 writing prompts to spark both fiction and non-fiction writing for pre-teens and teenagers. The last page includes several ideas for where they might adapt or publish their work. These can be used in a number of ways: a teacher might allow students to pick one prompt a day over the course of 30 or fewer days, or a student might chose to write 30 or fewer prompts on their own as a warm-up activity or for self-expression and artistic creation.

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Shannon Reed

Shannon Reed is the author of Why Did I Get a B? And Other Mysteries We’re Discussing in the Faculty Lounge, and contributes frequently to The New Yorker and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. A lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Pittsburgh, Shannon is proud to be a teaching artist in the theatrical and literary arts.