Writing Prompt Cards

The team over at UKEdChat have created a great, adaptable, classroom resource which encourages creative thinking within pupils by generating silly sentences and then writing a story based upon the cards chosen.

Pupils are encouraged to randomly choose one card from each section: an adjective; a character; an action, and; a location, then write a story. Once mixed up, pupils could write about (for example):

An evil giraffe who blows stuff up when sleep walking!

The instructions from the free downloadable resource are replicated below, but this is a great activity that could be used to encourage pupils writing at home or in the classroom. With 16 choices provided on each column, there are a total number 64 combinations, with space to add your own ideas onto the cards.

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The team behind this are creating an HTML5 version of the activity, which will be available on computers and tablets.