125 Writing Prompts That Develop Creative and Critical Thinking Skills
By Bob Barlow
Get the creative juices flowing in your classroom with these thought-provoking activities and brain teasers designed to engage your students' minds and stimulate their critical thinking skills. Challenge students with brain boosters such as:
• Write three nouns on a piece of paper. Now, write a brief story that ties them all together.
• What would happen if every circular item in the world suddenly became a square—and every square became a circle?
• Develop a mnemonic device for remembering the names of the Great Lakes, the world's oceans, or the seven continents.
Perfect for day-starters and transition time! 64 pages.
When should you use Brain Boosters? They’re a great way to rev up those idling mental motors first thing in the morning. Or try them during transition time, to keep kids on track when they’re most likely to spin out. Use them as jumping-off points for new lessons, or as centerpieces for entire units. Use them in whatever way works best for you—but for the children’s sake, use them!