This learning packet should review:
-New terms: definitions and examples (free writing, brainstorming, etc.)
-Writing prompts (free word jump start, free five word start, or combo words)
-The writing process
-Prewriting techniques including brainstorming, discussing, free writing, looping, listing, outlining, charting, mapping and bubble mapping
-Exercises for freewriting
-The importance of voice in writing
This detailed packet offers a writer insights into prewriting with a specific focus on free writing. Various forms of prewriting are discussed, including brainstorming, discussing, free writing, looping, listing, and many more. Further, exercises are provided to give writers inspiration. These goals are met through the use of a lengthy list of writing prompts complete with further resources, a highly detailed slide show presentation, and video clips offering the advice and encouragement of teachers and authors.
This is a detailed slide show presentation that offers a look at freewriting, with definitions of several types of freewriting, exercises for you to try, and examples.
Source: See slide show for citation
An English teacher offers some basic tips and a real-world perspective on freewriting, as well as some freewriting-related reassurance for frustrated student writers. This step-by-step review of the freewriting process is a great place to start for any student with a writing assignment.
Garrison Keillor discusses the importance of finding your voice as a writer. Freewriting is a key element in discovering and developing your voice.
The most important step in the freewriting process is simply to GET WRITING! If you're not sure what to write about, browse through these writing prompts and use one or more of them as a springboard for your own creative or nonfiction writing. Writing based on a "writing prompt" such as the ones below goes by many names, including "free word jump start," "free five word start," or "combo word start." Good luck!
For more writing prompts, visit: www.writersdigest.com/WritingPrompts/
Source: http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/prompts.html, modified by Rebecca Oberg