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Title: Brainstorming for the preparation for writing

Grade: 6-12

Description of Idea: Teachers ask a series of questions concerning the topic that the class has to write about. Give the students time to brainstorm, discuss, and write down their ideas.

Expectations: The brainstorming task is a starting point for writing. It allows the students to be aware of others opinions and gives them exposure to new ideas.

For example a topic could be:
*The future: What may life be like in 100, 500, or 1,000 years?
*Discovering extraordinary relationships: ask children
to describe relationships between people and hurricanes/ask them to imagine themselves as the horn in a care and describe what that experience would be like.

Note: This idea can be modified for different age groups. For elementary students the topic ideas can be more object based, and for secondary students the topics of discussion can be abstract.

Submitted by: Natalia Charles

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