Teach Writing Skills: Using Powerful Prompts to Inspire Students to Write

Every Classroom Matters episode 178 with John Spencer

Writing should be exciting. You can teach writing skills with powerful multimedia based prompts and ideas, a global audience, and easy to use tools. John Spencer has the data to show that kids write more using this method.

Important Takeaways

  • How can reluctant writers get excited about writing?
  • Why we should use multimedia writing IDEAS (not prompts.)
  • The big question that should be asked BEFORE writing (but most people don’t.)
  • Why we shouldn’t dictate student writing topics and instead, give them choices.
  • Why sometimes less technology inspires more creativity.

If you teach writing to any age student, you’ll want to hear what 14-year teacher and now college professor John Spencer

Educator Resources

If you love writing, check out 4 Writing Tips to Help the Writing Process 

Quotes

"Prompts require kids to write. Ideas inspire them to write." John Spencer

“Prompts require kids to write.
Ideas inspire them to write.” John Spencer

 

Learn how to teach writing skills with rich multimedia writing prompts, a global audience, and student engagement.

Learn how to teach writing skills with rich multimedia writing prompts, a global audience, and student engagement.

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