Writing Ideas

Parent Writing Workshop Resources

Thanks to all those who attended the parent workshop on writing. If you missed the workshop or would like to watch it again, please find the recording below plus the slides and a tool to support writing, which was mentioned in the presentation.

Please contact our Curriculum Learning Specialist, Sarah Joseph, if you have any follow up questions about this.

writing workshop.mp4
Writing Parent Workshop Week 1 Term 4
VCOP Pyramid Mat.pdf

Igniting the passion by creating lists or using writing prompts

One of the strategies I have used for many years is encouraging children to write lists in their writer's notebooks. This always needs to be initiated by an adult. Once your child has made a list of " the top 10 things that have happened to them " get them to place a star by three ideas that they could write more about. Then choose one idea! Next, encourage your child to talk about what they are going to write. This is the most important part. Ask questions such as what opening sentence could they start with? Have fun and explore the ideas!

Place any tricky words they might want to use on a piece of paper or sticky note before they start to write.

The list of ideas can be added to and written in new ways, such as a poem, story, letter, or song.

So here are the top 10 things that have happened to me.

The best life events list!

1-meeting my best friend

2-my dog Rosie

3-moving to Australia

4-meeting a kangaroo

5-paddle boarding

6-cooking with my mum

7-beating my brothers at tennis

8-going on the biggest rollercoaster in the world

9-dressing up in my footie colours

10-my first sleepover

Now create your list!

Creative Writing Prompts

With so many ideas to choose from there truly is something for everyone to write about on this list of prompts. Explore and enjoy!

  1. How will people travel in the future?

  2. If you had a superpower what would it be and how would you use it?

  3. How would you describe eating your favourite food?

  4. Write a story about a character and a magical bicycle.

  5. Write a story about someone who overcomes a fear.

  6. Write a rhyming poem about a colour.

  7. If you got trapped at the zoo, what would you do?

  8. What would it be like to be able to have wings and fly?

  9. Why are you lucky to have an imagination?

  10. What does it mean to be successful?

  11. If you could make up a sport, how would it be played?

  12. What is your favourite thing about your family?

  13. Describe your grandparents’ house.

  14. What is the best dessert in the world and why?

  15. How does it feel when someone shares a secret with you?

  16. Write a funny story about an alien abduction.

  17. Are there any foods that you absolutely will not eat? Why?

  18. What are you looking forward to doing in Secondary school?

  19. Who is your favorite singer? Why do you like him or her?

  20. Write a poem about your favourite animal.

  21. What are three things that make you unique?

  22. What is the best lesson you’ve ever learned outside of school?

  23. How do you feel when you hear stories about people living in poor countries and how would you help?

  24. What is your favorite kind of family treat and why?

  25. Do you believe in ghosts and what would you talk about if you met one?

  26. How do you feel when you laugh and what makes you laugh most?

  27. Write a short story about a dog and cat who are best friends.

  28. If you had three wishes, what would you choose?

  29. What do you think living on Mars would be like?

  30. Write about a time when you were embarrassed until someone made you feel better.