25% off on ELA writing prompts

Just in time for back to school, I’m offering 25% off my collections of writing prompts for teens or adults in English/composition classes.

These aren’t just writing topics. Each prompt is embedded within a self-contained writing lesson that provides everything students need to start their writing task without having to ask you for help.

Ready, Set, Write!  includes 20 writing prompts. Bullying Begins as Words contains 15 writing prompts.  Each prompt includes:

  • Context that tells students why the prompt is relevant.
  • Directions for pre-writing preparation.
  • The actual writing assignment.

All the prompts are ready-to-go. Just fill in the due date and the writing prompt is ready for students’ use.

Twenty of the 35 writing prompts are for not-yet-competent writers, who are referred to as noncoms. (Isn’t that a much nicer term than the labels sometimes given that group?)

As the marketers say, results may vary, but  in my experience, 21 weeks of responding to one formal prompt a week supplemented by daily informal writing  got three-quarters of noncoms writing competently.

Each collection includes resources for you in addition to the writing lessons for students. Here’s what you get in either collection:

  • An E-book that puts all the student and teacher materials in one place.
  • The PPC Handbook to answer your questions about using the materials.
  • All the prompts in the collection in both .pdf and .docx versions, each saying you have permission to use them with your students your entire teaching career.
  • A rubric for easy, helpful assessments.

If you already know you have to have these prompts, visit my e-junkie shop where you can get either or both collections at the 25% off discount.

The sale ends at midnight Friday, Aug. 16, 2019.

2 ELA writing prompts sets out June 22

I have two PenPrompts Collections of writing prompts for teens and adults ready to launch on the first Saturday of summer, June 22, 2019. The delivery mechanisms are being tested this week.

Prompts in each PenPrompts Collection are embedded in self-contained writing lessons giving students all the information they need to begin work without bugging their teacher for help.

"Ready, Set, Write!" is written on cover of composition book My newest PenPrompts Collection, Ready, Set, Write!, is a set of 20 writing prompts designed to help not-yet-competent teenage and adult learners master expository writing as they write about ELA topics.

Person directs words that cause another to cringeThe second edition of Bullying Begins as Words, a revised and expanded collection of ELA writing prompts about how word choices impact behavior, contains 15 prompts for not-yet-competent, competent, and proficient teenage and adult learners.

Each student lesson in PenPrompts Collections is accompanied by material to help teachers decide if the prompt is appropriate for their students and to help teachers use the prompt well.

PenPrompts Collections are delivered as digital downloads. Each comes with a copy of the PenPrompts Collections Handbook, which serves as a reference for all PenPrompts Collections.

I’ll post more information about  each of the new collections as soon as the bugs are worked out of the delivery mechanisms. .(My Momma didn’t raise me to be a technician!)