Prompts to Push Your Writing


These prompts are taken almost exactly from Lucy Calkins Units of Study. They are great for our work as expository writers, responding to reading in general, and commenting on blog posts!

To support or explain an idea
For example...
Another example is...
To add on...
This makes me realize...
This is important because...
This is giving me the idea that...
The reason for this is...
Another reason for this is...
This connects with... (text, self, world?)
This is similar to... because...
I think that this is important to notice because...

To agree with another writer
I noticed that section of the text too, and I think...
I thought something similar at (part of the text) when...
That same idea was repeated (at this part of the text)...
This part of the text might be here because the author...

To show a different viewpoint, opinion or perspective
On the other hand...
I partly agree, but I also think... because...
Could it also be that...
Might the reason for this be...
This is different from... because...
I think that this is important to notice because...
The thing that doesnít fit for me is...
Many people think... but I think...
I used to think...but now I notice... so Iíve changed my mind about...

To show character or setting changes
In the beginning...in the middle...at the end
At first... later... finally...


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