Writing, whether putting thoughts or imagination on to paper (or screen as the modern case may be) is a skill that once acquired is rarely lost. The art of writing (and reading, however, is often lamented as a lost skill as more and more of the younger generation are taken in by screens and story-telling becomes more immersive in the culture of video.
That said, the traditional approach of education towards the core requirements of reading and writing, hold fast to the belief that every child has to at least reach a level of competency in their writing. Whether the child is one who enjoys writing or one who finds it a chore, there is without a doubt a great appeal in being able to let their imagination run wild with clever, exciting prompts.
Of course, the ability to put words to paper is often reliant on a sufficient vocabulary that is matched by writing skills, both of which are easily built over time and practise. A great place to start is with a book of prompts. Listed here are some of the best books with prompts that we’ve seen that would certainly encourage students to put on their imagination caps and start writing.
10 of the Best Books to Encourage Your Students to Start Creative Writing
Here are just some of the best books with prompts that we’ve seen about.