I teach for the Seattle Arts & Lectures Program Writers-in-the-Schools. Each year, the writers teaching for WITS contribute to the WITS blog, relating stories of teaching in the classroom and writing prompts.
If you are in search of writing prompts yourself or in need of new prompts for your students, check out this blog!
Favorite things I’ve culled today include this writing prompt from poet Matt Gano:
Write about something you know inside and out. What does it appear to be on the outside? What is it really like on the inside?
and this advice offered by another writer on teaching teens:
Encourage them to write in a style that is similar to the way they speak and help them move away from writing words in their poetry that they wouldn’t use in conversations with actual people.