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“ A JOURNAL AND CREATIVE WRITING KIT ” By Stevan Krajnjan Contains 1000 practical, relevant, and interesting writing prompts and writing ideas for journal and creative writing activities for anyone, but especially for those students who struggle with inventing their own. 1000 Quick Writing Ideas also provides other ready-to-use, practical and visually appealing, timesaving ideas and reproducible worksheets for your writing program. Don’t re-invent the wheel by creating your own… use the 1000 Quick Writing Ideas Improve personal efficiency, organization, quality of lessons and appearance of your class handouts, forms and worksheets. Gone are the days of hearing the familiar, “I can’t think of anything to write” ISBN 0-9689702-1-4 © Stevan Krajnjan 1000 Quick writing Ideas FOR 301. I was once in a car accident. 351. How can there be infinity? 302. The car accident that changed my life. 352. If there is an end to the universe what is on the other side? 303. Do I ever love shopping 353. Dog is “man’s best friend”. 304. I can’t stand going shopping with ... 354. The reasons why I often get lazy. 305. My chores and responsibilities. 355. I am very good at building things. 306. This is what I think of exercise. 356. The most interesting person that I ever met. 307. If I were a film director I would make a film about ... 357. These are my relatives. 308. These are the things that my friends and I enjoy doing 358. I am prone to accidents. 309. My family and I get to do a lot of traveling. 359. All the bad things seem to happen to me 310. The most fascinating place in the world. 360. I will tell you about my nightmares. 311. I will tell you about my favorite video game. 361. I flew in an airplane. 312. Playing video games may be hazardous to your mind. 362. The things that I wish I could do. 313. I am addicted to ... 363. If I could be honest with my teachers I would tell ... 314. Being a teenager has is advantages and disadvantages. 364. I am scared of ... 315. I can’t wait to become an adult. 365. Television, then and now. 316. How I would solve the problem of poverty. 366. Movies, then and now. 317. Money isn’t everything. 367. If God really did exist then ... 318. The reasons why people get unusual haircuts. 368. I am always bored and I don’t know what to do about it. 319. I will explain to you why I think people wear earrings. 369. Life is boring. 320. The “X” generation. 370. The day I began to wear glasses. 321. I can’t stand hearing about the subject of politics. 371. Life and being alive is exciting 322. Most politicians are crooks. 372. I can truly say that I never get bored. 323. Computers are confusing, complicated and frustrating. 373. I hate exercising. 324. Computer technology is absolutely amazing 374. My imagination often gets me into trouble. 325. I love using computers. 375. Gambling is wrong. 326. The computer equipment I have at home. 376. Where does the freedom of choice end? 327. The computer equipment I wish I had. 377. Honesty is the thread that binds a healthy society. 328. One day the computers will ... 378. Spiders, insects and creepy, slithering things scare me. 329. Sports, the new gods of our century. 379. May I tell you about my crazy friends? 330. Our polluted and endangered world. 380. Someone should do something about ... 331. Evolution or Creation? 381. Watching professional wrestling may be hazardous. 332. I love reading books, and this is my favorite book. 382. Some people are clean and well organized by nature. 333. Women are better at some things than men. 383. The rules that I live by. 334. The things that men do better than women. 384. The most important rule. 335. Men and women are equal. 385. Life is a great mystery. 336. There are many differences between men and women. 386. I feel confused. 337. I wish that everyone would simply get along. 387. Today I feel very happy. 338. This is my future. 388. Why are there so many religions in this world? 339. My past. 389. Will somebody tell me what is going on? 340. I believe in miracles. 390. The worst smell that my nose ever had to endure. 341. Killing is wrong. 391. The habits I would like to get rid of. 342. I agree with capital punishment. 392. A very special moment. 343. I disagree with capital punishment. 393. Accidents will happen 344. If God does not exist then who makes the rules? 394. The worst weather I ever experienced. 345. I am not very good at ... 395. I do not celebrate the following holidays. 346. I am a “night” person. 396. My favorite expression or saying. 347. My musical instrument. 397. Could you please help me? 348. Where does the universe end? 398. I was been born in a wrong century. 349. Where is the end of universe and what is on the other side? 399. My childhood. 350. What existed before the universe was created? 400. final words to this world will likely be ... © Stevan Krajnjan 1000 Quick Writing Ideas www.TimesaversForTeachers.com 5 FOR 401. Things that are important in life. 451. I am afraid of dying. 402. Death is nothing to be scared of. 452. The coolest teaching assistant we ever had. 403. The challenges I face in life. 453. The need for salvation, fact or fiction. 404. Hell is ... 454. The most difficult student in our class. 405. Heaven is a place where ... 455. Our school Principal. 406. I want be a car mechanic. 456. The best school I attended. 407. I am a very moody person. 457. My solution to pollution. 408. If my airplane was about to crash ... 458. The reasons why many creatures are endangered. 409. The chores I dread doing. 459. I am in a rotten mood today and let me tell you why. 410. What a camping trip 460. What I think of group work and cooperation. 411. I often get scared thinking about the future. 461. I enjoy gardening. 412. Airplanes and flight fascinate me. 462. Today I feel sick. 413. The difference between cosmos and space. 463. I don’t enjoy wearing glasses. 414. Why do vegetarians eat only plants? 464. How and when the universe was created. 415. My deadliest encounter with the Principal. 465. This is my opinion about the origin of life on earth. 416. The worst storm I ever experienced. 466. Gospel music. 417. Computers and new technology frustrate me. 467. Computers in the classroom. 418. The meaning of life. 468. Computers are a double-edged sword. 419. There is nothing wrong with begging. 469. My parents are divorced. 420. Homelessness is a frightening idea. 470. My parents are unique people. 421. Is anyone listening to my prayers? 471. We are a single parent family. 422. Life is not fair. 472. Our school custodian. 423. Life is more than fair. 473. My neighbors and their habits. 424. If I were an animal I would like to be ... 474. The first time I witnessed a funeral. 425. My favorite substitute teacher. 475. The first dead body I saw. 426. The traffic nightmare. 476. I don’t like going to funerals. 427. The day I almost froze to death. 477. My home town. 428. Feminism, the pros and cons. 478. I miss my old country 429. Today is my birthday. 479. I often find myself thinking negative thoughts. 430. The rap music and its influences on the young. 480. Winning is everything. 431. We had a great party in our class. 481. How to be successful in life. 432. My teacher and I just don’t get along. 482. True love means. 433. I am a very forgetful person. 483. The most important job in the world. 434. Excuses for not doing homework. 484. The most positive person I know. 435. The best excuse ever. 485. I am a very giving person. 436. I would like to write a story about ... 486. People often ignore me and put me down. 437. I often daydream about ... 487. I love going to our cottage. 438. I wish that I could get out of this class. 488. How men and women should relate. 439. Some people have problems with personal hygiene. 489. My own solution to the vandalism problem. 440. Those who don’t work don’t get to eat. 490. I often feel very lonely. 441. Sunday afternoon drive into the country. 491. Carrying a grudge ... 442. My opinion about Christian music. 492. Let’s talk about ... 443. My participation in the Science Fair. 493. Money, fame, and power. 444. Our church youth group. 494. The issue of honesty. 445. Major world religions. 495. I wish I had a different family. 446. The most memorable school project. 496. My troubles with ... 447. Our school dances. 497. Having the right attitude is everything. 448. Everyone needs to do their share. 498. I feel guilty about ... 449. I am troubled. 499. Ten reasons for staying in school. 450. I have a fear of flying. 500. I am an optimist. © Stevan Krajnjan 1000 Quick Writing Ideas www.TimesaversForTeachers.com 6 FOR 501. I don’t get the smile stickers any more. 551. Spelling, spelling What’s the big deal? 502. What’s on my mind today. 552. My daddy is in the hospital. 503. I seem very irritable lately. 553. Having faith in God is not important. 504. My hobby. 554. My thoughts on abstinence. 505. I am thrilled about flying. 555. My handwriting is awful. 506. My nightmare woke me up. 556. Life without homework. 507. The unique substitute teacher. 557. Learning grammar is dull but important. 508. I wish that I could change my teachers. 558. I am leaving school early today. 509. The first snowfall. 559. Why do some go to church only twice a year? 510. I am always short of money. 560. My momma is in the hospital. 511. I wish that I had more money for clothes. 561. The two biggest issues I am faced with. 512. I once knew a person who ... 562. My family is extremely poor. 513. Wearing appropriate clothing is important. 563. When I die I will go to ... 514. The fussiest person ever. 564. I was robbed. 515. I am getting in a Christmas mood. 565. I am already tired of school. 516. Our school appears very dirty. 566. I wish that my neighborhood ... 517. I get very nervous before major tests. 567. I will tell you about my scars. 518. Our parks are filled with broken glass. 568. Getting a tattoo. 519. Important world issues. 569. Prayer in our schools. 520. Why do we have to do homework? 570. Going to school is a lot of fun this year. 521. Someone stole something from me. 571. Junk food. 522. Christmas, a time for ... 572. The thing that I value the most. 523. Both of my parents are very ill. 573. Misery and Suffering, my two friends. 524. Dinosaurs and the reason for their extinction. 574. What can I do about ... 525. She just can’t stop talking. 575. Earth Day. 526. Garbage, garbage, garbage… garbage everywhere 576. Our computer lab. 527. My sick relative. 577. The pros and cons of Special Education. 528. I really long for ... 578. Will our country ever separate? 529. My dearest friend. 579. Some talk shows are getting out of hand. 530. My worst enemy. 580. The baby-sitting nightmare. 531. The day when time stood still. 581. I don’t know very many people. 532. I need to apologize. 582. I left my heart in ... 533. The benefits of being physically active. 583. Terrorism in the world. 534. I have not behaved responsibly today. 584. Who needs computers? 535. I have been disciplined unfairly. 585. Why I choose to drink alcohol. 536. I feel sorry for some kids in our class. 586. Space station, a possibility? 537. Going to church is not important. 587. I don’t enjoy washing the dishes. 538. Attending a church is very important. 588. The Lifeguard that I fell in love with. 539. The most thrilling day of my life. 589. Are our schools really teaching us what is important? 540. He is truly an amazing human being 590. I am always the one who is stuck with cleaning. 541. I can’t think of anything to write. 591. Halloween, a trick or treat? 542. The photos of myself always turn out lousy. 592. Organ transplants. 543. Sex education in our school. 593. The amazing Star Trek series. 544. Should we still celebrate Christmas? 594. Shopping can be dangerous to your health 545. One day I will travel around the world. 595. My favorite “quiet time”. 546. Commercialism in Christmas. 596. Photography, the king of hobbies. 547. I like watching nature shows. 597. I cheated on a test. 548. I miss my ... 598. I love plants and gardens. 549. I saw someone stealing. 599. Visiting my friends. 550. Having faith in God is important. 500. Are ghosts real? © Stevan Krajnjan 1000 Quick Writing Ideas www.TimesaversForTeachers.com 7 FOR 601. In our family ... 651. I am totally against smoking. 602. I want to be a doctor. 652. Everyone has the right to do whatever they wish. 603. When I face death ... 653. My fantasy. 604. Space, infinitely amazing space 654. The power struggle with my teacher. 605. Interstellar travel, a possibility or not. 655. Nobody knows the troubles I have seen. 606. I have a computer phobia. 656. I just can’t sit still all day. 607. School bullies. 657. I can’t wait for Spring. 608. Sibling rivalry and me. 658. I can’t wait for Christmas. 609. My brother and I just don’t get along. 659. I can be trusted. 610. My special brother/sister. 660. I choose to be the way I am. 611. I spent a whole day in isolation. 661. I didn't choose to be the way I am. 612. How to improve our class atmosphere. 662. This was not my fault. 613. Our school bus driver. 663. Let’s make a deal.. 614. Our schools should teach us ... 664. My future. 615. The dreaded visits to the Principal’s office. 665. My past. 616. My first visit to the Principal’s office. 666. Why are people so unfair? 617. The punishment for cheating in school. 667. My teacher picks on me. 618. My cousin is coming for a visit. 668. I don’t know anything about anything. 619. I am very disorganized. 669. I wish that we went out for dinner more often. 620. Technology, a friend or a foe? 670. The people I would like to surround myself with. 621. When I grow up I want to work with hands. 671. I made some inappropriate choices. 622. My future family. 672. Why are adults are not treating me well? 623. My first school suspension. 673. Someone touched me inappropriately. 624. I would like to learn how to play ... 674. We never have anything exciting to eat. 625. I have never seen an ocean. 675. The people on my street have changed. 626. I enjoy sleeping late on Saturdays. 676. We are moving soon. 627. My part-time job. 677. I enjoy controlling others. 628. In our school ... 678. I often get abused. 629. The Monopoly game. 679. Things that I care about. 630. I can’t wait to get a driver’s license. 680. How I relieve stress in my life. 631. Why I choose to smoke. 681. I have had several new teachers for the same class. 632. The pranks kids play at our school. 682. Selecting clothes to wear each day is such a chore. 633. Our family’s biggest event. 683. Lunch, my favorite period. 634. We always have a lot of fun in the snow. 684. I am the best person for the job. 635. My brother and I can’t seem to stop arguing. 685. I went to work with my dad. 636. The time the power went off. 686. I finally learned how to swim. 637. In our family dinner time is the time when ... 687. I feel that I am ugly. 638. Our adventures in the snow. 688. My life has improved. 639. My favorite pop. 689. I am overdue for a change. 640. I really enjoy science. 690. The fakes and crooks that I know. 641. Yesterday ... 691. I saw a drug dealer today. 642. Every weekend ... 692. We have a fantastic team. 643. I often have nothing to say. 693. My dad lets me use his tools. 644. I just don’t learn the way everyone else learns. 694. I don’t enjoy looking at myself in the mirror. 645. The most dangerous prank. 695. My partner. 646. Not one person cares about me. 696. My bones have been broken in several places. 647. Our long vacation drive. 697. The teachers that wouldn’t give up on me. 648. Let me tell you why I misbehave in class. 698. My plans for this year. 649. I feel awkward in a group setting. 699. What I value in life. 650. I tend to be a loner. 700. I will tell you why I am always quiet. © Stevan Krajnjan 1000 Quick Writing Ideas www.TimesaversForTeachers.com 8 FOR 701. What do you think of this idea? 751. I am a workaholic. 702. I don't need school in order to be successful. 752. My haunting daily fears. 703. It is difficult for me to focus on my tasks. 753. I would like to experiment with ... 704. The time that I cried. 754. I am a proud and confident person. 705. I can’t remember the last time I cried. 755. I am a very insecure individual who needs help. 706. My real dad. 756. I am confused. 707. My real mom. 757. Try solving the following riddles. 708. I should have kept my mouth shut. 758. I will now describe to you my favorite food. 709. The bullies that I have to deal with every day. 759. The nightmare at the hospital. 710. I am struggling and I can’t take it any more. 760. I miss my old friends. 711. My favorite place. 761. I wish that I could be an adult right now. 712. Teachers are all the same. 762. I feel very sick today. 713. Something unusual I did today. 763. I am just not interested in sports. 714. How I wish I went on a vacation. 764. Discipline in our schools. 715. I am a very hyper person and can’t seem to control it. 765. Our class discipline. 716. Next year will be the right time for starting a new life. 766. Why am I so different? 717. What exactly is at the end of cosmos? 767. When I am afraid ... 718. We live in a very unique world. 768. But you just don’t understand 719. The time I got lost. 769. The reason I stopped drinking. 720. The twenty most important words. 770. Taking my medications in school is embarrassing. 721. The good things about our education system. 771. My parents just don’t understand me. 722. The negative things about our education system. 772. I enjoy playing my instrument. 723. The winter of pure delightful fun. 773. I always get interrupted when I talk. 724. Why do you always give us too much homework? 774. People always call me names. 725. Should Halloween be celebrated in the public schools? 775. I have many talents. 726. I believe in spiritual beings. 776. I have an idea I would like to share with you. 727. I am proud of my accomplishments. 777. Our playground is a dangerous place. 728. I am a very active person. 778. I would like the following questions answered please. 729. 779. What a horrible experience that was. I am superstitious. Dear teacher, I have some advice for you. 730. 780. I have my own garden. 731. I find myself feeling angry and resentful. 781. Our Science Fair. 732. My most interesting conversation. 782. Things that are important to me. 733. I enjoy drama. 783. I befriended a new student. 734. The whole world is a stage. 784. I always help my mother prepare meals. 735. My secret fantasy. 785. The best way to succeed today is ... 736. I enjoy laughing. 786. I am worried about my family. 737. Things that make me nervous. 787. I am starved for some good food. 738. My favorite board game. 788. I am not a technically minded person. 739. 789. I am often misunderstood by others. Good news - bad news. Horoscopes are unscientific. 740. 790. I enjoy planting seeds and watching them grow. 741. My first job. 791. If I could invent something it would be ... 742. Too many television commercials. 792. I love going to the beach. 743. Why bother? 793. Single-parent families. 744. Knowledge is the key to gaining power. 794. The day I almost drowned. 745. The things I derive pleasure from. 795. My pet is absolutely wild. 746. The things I derive pleasure from. 796. My pet is a psycho. 747. I like and prefer to work by myself. 797. The first thing I would save in a house fire. 748. I need help 798. There is more to life than sports. 749. Writing is not my favorite activity. 799. I choose to be an optimist in a pessimistic world. 750. I am so scared 800. I am a vegetarian. © Stevan Krajnjan 1000 Quick Writing Ideas www.TimesaversForTeachers.com 9 FOR 801. I love my family. 851. What I think of racism. 802. My worst bodily injury. 852. Let me tell you what it’s like ... 803. My dad has a very difficult job. 853. The nightmare I remember. 804. People shouldn’t kill animals for meat. 854. There will never be peace on earth. 805. My single-parent mom is a very hard worker. 855. I am afraid of needles. 806. I don’t have a problem with eating meat. 856. I wish that I could help my friend. 807. Our basement is a great place for playing. 857. The truth about ... 808. My favorite dish. 858. If I could write a book it would be about ... 809. Let me tell you about what I can do. 859. I love my pet. 810. I am not motivated to do anything. 860. Should animals be used for research? 811. Housework is for women only. 861. Instead of collecting taxes the government should ... 812. Housework can be done by men too. 862. If God doesn’t exist then ... 813. I am tired of writing stories in school. 863. I spend my whole summer ... 814. The dullest person I ever met. 864. I want to become a veterinarian. 815. The obstacles I am facing in my life. 865. My father just lost his job. 816. If I could be an animal I would be ... 866. I am against/ for clear cutting old forests. 817. Two working parents and children do not mix. 867. I don’t like being in a special education class. 818. The day I almost lost my life. 868. Ideal job description. 819. People today are not committed to a moral standard. 869. The greatest destructive force in the world. 820. This is my character sketch. 870. The greatest enemy of our nation. 821. My inspiration. 871. The axis of evil. 822. I once participated in ... 872. If Darwin’s Theory of Evolution is correct then ... 823. If I were as small as Tom Thumb. 873. Downloading music through the internet. 824. Why do I talk to myself all the time? 874. I feel very depressed. 825. I help my older neighbors with their chores. 875. The worst punishment I ever experienced. 826. People of faith are law abiding citizens. 876. The best way to protect our environment. 827. Believers in God are wasting their time. 877. All weapons of mass destruction should be destroyed. 828. Friendship is ... 878. Greed – healthy/ unhealthy emotion. 829. If I were a giant. 879. The phobia I have to live with. 830. Would I risk my life to save a friend? 880. My parents’ divorce has ruined my life. 831. I am a slow learner. 881. Adjusting to my new country. 832. Reasons why I do well in school. 882. I have already started investing. 833. I often sit around with nothing to do. 883. How to solve the problem of crime. 834. We have a new baby in our family. 884. I am a very emotional person. 835. What is the most important thing in life? 885. Modern technology and its effects on our society. 836. I saw a very good movie. 886. I am tired of watching violence on TV. 837. There is a special event coming up. 887. Capitalism versus communism. 838. The way I celebrate my birthday. 888. My new chores around the house. 839. Please help me with ... 889. I renounce dishonesty. 840. If I could teach my class something it would be ... 890. Fads simply come and go. 841. The field trip that went wrong from the word go. 891. Being shy is one of my biggest problems. 842. The most interesting science experiment. 892. I miss my deceased grandfather/ grandmother. 843. Adjusting to my step-mother and her family. 893. Neither of my parents have a job. 844. My step-father will never replace my real dad. 894. My teachers are not fair to me. 845. I am a very responsible person. 895. The people I admire. 846. I am not a very responsible person. 896. Advantages of having a computer. 847. Reasons why the Middle East is always in the news. 897. I am afraid of public speaking. 848. Our environment is in a serious danger. 898. Who am I? 849. I don’t believe in divorce. 899. I can’t seem to handle very many things. 850. I am terrified of flying. 900. Five questions I would ask God. © Stevan Krajnjan 1000 Quick Writing Ideas www.TimesaversForTeachers.com 10 FOR 901. I don’t feel safe in my house. 951. Next year ... 902. Directions for how to make a ... 952. Let me tell you about last summer. 903. My three goals in life are ... 953. The future of mankind. 904. The first thing that came to my mind. 954. Little evidence of caring in our world. 905. My observations about our class. 955. Why aren’t more people friendly and generous? 906. Reasons for optimism. 956. I don’t feel safe where we live. 907. I really care about ... 957. I am a very angry person. 908. I know exactly what my career will be. 958. I enjoy observing severe weather. 909. Our world is an amazing place. 959. Crossword puzzles are a great deal of fun. 910. How I would help the disadvantaged. 960. My favorite novel. 911. Extreme nationalism can be a dangerous thing. 961. The number one baseball player. 912. My thoughts on war. 962. I have read the Bible. 913. I would like to publish a book one day. 963. I have never read the Bible and have no interest. 914. Ways our school can be improved. 964. I would like to be an explorer. 915. Our class curriculum can be improved. 965. School is never fun for me. 916. I just love riding my bicycle. 966. What I think about “the new millennium”. 917. I often feel so inadequate and awkward. 967. Why I dress and behave differently. 918. Ten things I dislike. 968. I am a very creative person. 919. Music is my life. 969. My talents. 920. Reasons why celebrating Earth Day is important. 970. I don’t like taking frequent showers. 921. I don’t know how to use the computer yet. 971. Television is a drug. 922. Next weekend ... 972. The kinds of movies I like to watch. 923. Miracle healers, fact or fiction. 973. My first experience with the police. 924. Something wonderful happened. 974. When I get in trouble my punishment at home is ... 925. What my first date will be like. 975. Cars are simply too expensive. 926. I feel so lonely and insecure without a girlfriend. 976. Cars are detrimental to our environment. 927. I feel very lonely without a boyfriend. 977. I find interesting game boards interesting. 928. Everyone seems to have a partner except me. 978. The most exciting thing that happened in school. 929. What I think of the major world religions. 979. My first pair of glasses. 930. I am a very fortunate person. 980. My first camping experience. 931. Our family has fallen on very hard times. 981. I enjoy hiking the following trails. 932. My opinion of fortune tellers. 982. What is on the other side of the end of the universe? 933. I have a good joke to tell you. 983. Is it possible for a supernatural God to exist. 934. If I had the power to run our school. 984. I am already hooked on smoking and need help. 935. When I have kids. 985. How I began smoking. 936. My experience with alcoholics. 986. Computers and technology frustrate me. 937. Computer skills are very important. 987. Computers and I have nothing in common. 938. My first love. 988. What’s the big hoopla about the Internet all about? 939. I argue a lot. 989. Our school computers got the virus. 940. My first date. 990. I know someone who desperately needs help. 941. I take advice only from ... 991. I have to take medications for the rest of my life. 942. You don’t know who your friends are until ... 992. Keeping long-term friendships is very difficult. 943. Television, the greatest baby-sitter. 993. Everyone I know is either an alcoholic or on drugs. 944. The police need our support. 994. I enjoy cooking good food. 945. I witnessed something very unpleasant. 995. Anything is possible if you try and don’t quit. 946. I would like to play an instrument. 996. Juvenile delinquent laws are too soft. 947. People that kill others should... 997. Forms, applications and instructions confuse me. 948. Extraterrestrial beings, fact or fiction. 998. I am trying really hard but not getting anywhere. 949. The first time I surfed the Internet. 999. Exercise is the key to long and healthy life. 950. Watching television takes away from creativity. 1000. Smoking cigarettes is a gamble. © Stevan Krajnjan 1000 Quick Writing Ideas www.TimesaversForTeachers.com 11 More timesaving ideas... © Stevan Krajnjan 1000 Quick Writing Ideas 12 www.TimesaversForTeachers.com STAGES OF WRITING BEFORE WRITING (brainstorm & discuss to generate ideas; select a topic, decide the purpose & audience; organize your ideas) MAKE A DRAFT (write a 1st draft, not perfect or final, will contain mistakes, do not worry about small details… just write) REVISE (consider content, focus and organize your ideas and then improve what you wrote, make it clearer, change words & information ) EDIT (“the details” - correct and improve spelling, punctuation, grammar, clarity of text; add or take away information, fix mistakes) PUBLISH (write a final draft, presenting to public, determine how your work will be presented, make it look good) © Stevan Krajnjan 1000 Quick Writing Ideas www.TimesaversForTeachers.com 13 Consider the following questions: 1. Is my introduction, relevant, interesting and attention-catching? 2. Have I written using paragraphs? 3. Have I written using sentences of different type? 4. Have I used appropriate verb tenses? 5. Am I writing from a clear point of view? 6. Have I kept on topic and not wandered? 7. Have I included interesting comparisons? 8. Are my ideas expressed in a clear and interesting language? Have I avoided the use of slang words? 9. Do my sentences flow, or are they too long/short? 10. Is there any unnecessary repetition of words or ideas? 11. Are my thoughts and ideas organized in a logical sequence? Can the reader easily follow and understand what I am trying to say? 12. Have I proofread my work and corrected any spelling and punctuation errors? 13. Have I written an effective and interesting conclusion? 14. Is my work polished and ready for public presentation? © Stevan Krajnjan 1000 Quick Writing Ideas www.TimesaversForTeachers.com 14 The following checklist will help you proofread your written work. When done, ask a classmate, parent, or a teacher to proofread it again. Author: ____________________________________ Work Title: ___________________________________ Proof-reader ( Use , or ? ) 1 2 Things to check for: 1. The title is correctly spelled and underlined. 2. Written work is legible and well spaced. 3. Each sentence is a complete thought. 4. Spelling errors are underlined (circled) and corrected. 5. The following were used correctly: commas periods quotation marks apostrophes 6. Capitalized names of: places and people first letter in a sentence months, days, and holidays important “title” words 7. Written ideas are easy to understand. 8. Text was written using paragraphs. Proof-reader 1 ________________________ Proof-reader 2 _______________________ © Stevan Krajnjan 1000 Quick Writing Ideas www.TimesaversForTeachers.com 15 Name: _______________________ THE Date: ________________________ Plan and organize your writing more effectively by brainstorming and generating ideas that have “TOPIC WEB” topics and subtopics or major and minor themes. Subtopic Subtopic Subtopic The Main Subtopic Subtopic Idea/Topic Subtopic Subtopic Subtopic © Stevan Krajnjan 1000 Quick Writing Ideas www.TimesaversForTeachers.com 16 Name: ________________________ Class: _________ Place each misspelled word in the left column. Find the correct spelling. Place the correctly spelled word in the right column. CORRECT SPELLING THE WAY I SPELLED IT 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. © Stevan Krajnjan 1000 Quick Writing Ideas www.TimesaversForTeachers.com 17 Name: __________________________ Class: _________________________ List __________ 1. 16. 31. 46. 2. 17. 32. 47. 3. 18. 33. 48. 4. 19. 34. 49. 5. 20. 35. 50. 6. 21. 36. 51. 7. 22. 37. 52. 8. 23. 38. 53. 9. 24. 39. 54. 10. 25. 40. 55. 11. 26. 41. 56. 12. 27. 42. 57. 13. 28. 43. 58. 14. 29. 44. 59. 15. 30. 45. 60. © Stevan Krajnjan 1000 Quick Writing Ideas www.TimesaversForTeachers.com 18 Most Often Words a lot desert instead seems Tuesday about didn’t isn’t separate twelve again die it’s shoes two almost different I’ve sight used always early knew since very answer easy know some wasn’t appear eight knowledge somewhere wear because enough laid straight weather beautiful every length sure Wednesday been exercise language suite week beginning exciting lie sure weight believe February loose sweat were below flew lose sweet we’re blue flight lying where tear break forty meant their whether built four measure there which business fourth minute therefore who busy friend necessary they who’s buy none they’re whole government cannot guess once they’ve whose can’t guest o’clock though won’t caught half peace thought would check hear piece threw wouldn’t choose heard through write raise clothes here receive throw writing coming hole right tired wrote cough hour route tonight you’ll could I’d said too you’re couldn’t I’ll says trouble you’ve decide I’m science truly your © Stevan Krajnjan 1000 Quick Writing Ideas www.TimesaversForTeachers.com 19 DOUBLE THE FINAL CONSONANT 1. When adding a suffix beginning with a vowel to any words ending in a single consonant preceded by a vowel - double the final consonant. (Example: mop + ing = mopping, begin + ing = beginning) DROP THE SILENT “e” 2. When adding a suffix beginning with a vowel to a word ending in a silent “e” - drop the silent “e”. (Example: fame + ous = famous, bite + ing = biting, come + ing = coming) KEEP THE SILENT “e” 3 When adding the suffix, able, ance, or ous to a word ending in soft ce or ge - keep the silent “e”. (Example: courage + ous = courageous, notice + able = noticeable) Likewise, when adding a suffix beginning with a consonant to a word ending in silent “e” - keep the silent “e”. (Example: safe + ty = safety, complete + ly = completely) CHANGE THE “y” TO “i” 4. When adding a suffix to a word ending in a y preceded by a consonant - change the “y” to “i” (Example: lazy + ly = lazily, lonely + ness = loneliness) “i” BEFORE “e” EXCEPT AFTER “c” 5. This rule rhymes Place “ i before e except after c”. Apply this rule to words in which i and e are pronounced as ee. (Example: brief, chief, achieve, believe, receive, receipt, yield, brief, thief) “E” BEFORE “I” 6. In words where the pronunciation of “ei” is a long a— place “e” before “i”. (Example: reign, sleigh, weight, neighbor, freight) © Stevan Krajnjan 1000 Quick Writing Ideas www.TimesaversForTeachers.com 20 1 I One 24 XXIV Twenty-four 2 II Two 25 XXV Twenty-five 3 III Three 26 XXVI Twenty-six 4 IV Four 27 XXVII Twenty-seven 5 V Five 28 XXVIII Twenty-eight 6 VI Six 29 XXIX Twenty-nine 7 VII Seven 30 XXX Thirty 8 VIII Eight 40 XL Forty 9 IX Nine 50 L Fifty 10 X Ten 60 LX Sixty 11 XI Eleven 70 LXX Seventy 12 XII Twelve 80 LXXX Eighty 13 XIII Thirteen 90 XC Ninety 14 XIV Fourteen 100 C One Hundred 15 XV Fifteen 200 CC Two Hundred 16 XVI Sixteen 300 CCC Three Hundred 17 XVII Seventeen 400 CD Four Hundred 18 XVIII Eighteen 500 D Five Hundred 19 XIX Nineteen 600 DC Six Hundred 20 XX Twenty 700 DCC Seven Hundred 21 XXI Twenty-one 800 DCCC Eight Hundred 22 XXII Twenty-two 900 CM Nine Hundred 23 XXIII Twenty-three 1000 M One Thousand © Stevan Krajnjan 1000 Quick Writing Ideas www.TimesaversForTeachers.com 21 Name: _________________________________ One of the best ways of improving your vocabulary is by looking up the meanings of new and unfamiliar words. In the space below, record each new word and its most common dictionary meaning and sentence use. My New Word Dictionary Definition Sentence Use 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. © Stevan Krajnjan 1000 Quick Writing Ideas www.TimesaversForTeachers.com 22 Most OFTEN USED WORDS 1. A 26. Has 51. My 76. These 2. After 27. Have 52. No 77. They 3. All 28. He 53. Not 78. This 4. An 29. Her 54. Now 79. Time 5. And 30. Him 55. Of 80. To 6. Any 31. His 56. On 81. Two 7. Are 32. How 57. One 82. Up 8. As 33. I 58. Only 83. Use 9. At 34. If 59. Or 84. Very 35. In 10. Be 60. Other 85. Was 11. Been 36. Into 61. Out 86. Water 12. But 37. Is 62. Over 87. Way 13. By 38. It 88. We 63. People 14. Called 39. Its 64. Said 89. Were 15. Can 40. Just 65. See 90. What 16. Could 41. Know 66. She 91. When 67. So 92. Where 17. Did 42. Like 18. Do 43. Little 68. Some 93. Which 19. Down 44. Long 69. Than 94. Who 70. That 95. Will 20. Each 45. Made 21. Find 46. Make 71. The 96. With 22. First 47. Many 72. Their 97. Words 23. For 48. May 73. Them 98. Would 24. From 49. More 74. Then 99. Yes 25. Had 50. Most 75. There 100. You © Stevan Krajnjan 1000 Quick Writing Ideas www.TimesaversForTeachers.com 23