The intent of ‘’Make Beliefs to Spark your Writing’’is to offer students and teachers writing ideas that encourage them to creatively express all the wonderful, amazing ideas within. It is useful for English Language Learners.
Some writing prompts:
Make believe someone discovered a note you had placed in a bottle that washed up on the beach. What would it say?
Imagine that today you’re going to do one heroic deed. What will that be?
Make believe you could make up the most beautiful word in the world. What would it be?
The book is formatted as an interactive digital journal, and allows students to write directly on their computer screen into the areas with lines on each of the book’s pages. After writing, they can save the document until the next time they are inspired to make new entries.
The author is Bill Zimmerman, creator of MakeBeliefsComix.com , the free comic strip generator used by educators in more than 200 countries to teach English and literacy. MakeBeliefsComix.com was selected by UNESCO and Google as one of the world’s most innovative web sites to encourage reading and literacy. The American Library Association named it a Great Web Site for Kids.
‘’Make Beliefs to Spark Your Writing’’ is part of a series of free interactive e-books being published by MakeBeliefsComix.com to encourage writing. These include ‘’Laptop Letters: Sending Messages of Love & Encouragement to Young People in your Life’’ and ‘’Hummingbird Joy: A Book of all the Things That Make You Happy.’’
Hello Will, It looks like you have put a lot of work in creating these resources. I looked through some and I would use them with ELLs. You have some fun ideas for writing prompts. I liked the idea of having the students make up a song about themselves. That is kind that your resources are free! Good luck with your website! Cheers, Tammy