Author Bill Zimmerman created this book of writing prompts over the years teaching English language learners and literacy students. Its intent is to help students discover their writers’ voices and express the rich thoughts within them as they master the English language. Students are encouraged to write about their family, their friends, their old life and their new life, feelings, dreams and goals.
These writing prompts encourage students of all ages to write about the things in their lives that are meaningful to them--their childhood memories and family stories, the people they love and admire, their hopes for the future, their deepest beliefs. Zimmerman says, “I have always believed that everyone has a story to tell--if only someone would ask, if only someone would listen.’’ This book gives teachers a way to draw out students’ stories and help them communicate their thoughts through writing.