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Daily Ten Prompts


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Fears and Phobias
Name something that scares you. Describe what you're afraid of and why.

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Spooky Dwellings
Describe the ultimate "haunted house" experience, real or imaginary.

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Double Dog Dare
Write about a time when peer pressure overcame common sense, and...

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Frightened by Degrees
Ever been thrilled... then scared... then terrified... then relieved?


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Tips for Teachers

Bell Work - These prompts are a great way to get the class settled down and on task. They provide consistent and meaningful time on task.

Prompts Preview - May I suggest that you preview upcoming topics on a regular basis (or post them on your classroom wall or website). This helps "prime the pump", so to speak.

Pen Names - The use of creative aliases, when sharing or publishing, will help students open up and express their feelings and experiences more freely.

Homework - Send your students an email with today’s prompt.

Prompt Self-Service - Give students just the topic/title of our Daily Ten. Let them come up with their own prompt idea and respond accordingly.

Daily Ten Line-up - Have five students stand up. Read one of their given responses. See if the rest of the class can guess who the “real author” is.

Ghost Writers - Have students assume the identity of someone else (famous or otherwise) and answer the given prompt as they think this person would.

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Return from Daily Ten Prompts to Home Page

Take Me Home - Write about a family vacation, or social event, that failed miserably. w/video

Weekly Menu - Fears and Phobias
Spooky Dwellings
Double Dog Dare
Frightened by Degrees

Punctuation Guide ...may we prompt you?