At the moment I’m at a point with my Spanish where I can understand written and spoken Spanish well, but speaking writing I find myself struggling for words. So, I’ve been trying to think of ways to challenge myself to improve my ability to produce content in Spanish. The only problem is the blank page for writing is too wide a field. I guess what I’m saying is that I want to practice writing, but I don’t want to spend a lot of time having to think about WHAT to write about, I just want to sit down and write.
So, I’ve done some searching and found a variety of sites that have writing ideas. Some of them range from ideas for early grades, up to high school grades and others are just creative writing idea suggestions for any age. Any and all of these can be adapted for language self study though.
First up is a LONG list ofjournal writing prompts aimed at elementary school aged students. (I think this is my favorite of these links.)
Next is a page with over 300 creative writing prompts – probably High School age or older would be able to take best advantage of these ideas.
This next one is geared more towards parents of a home schooler, activities and ideas for the reluctant writer. But, I like some of the ideas (journal for instance) as things that could be adapted to foreign language learning.
8 writing prompts for secondary students. (As opposed to some of the other links – these are mostly prompts to write about an idea as opposed to a thing.)
K-5 writing ideas about a dozen.
Here is another list of other sites with writing ideas.
With all of these, keep in mind if you’re starting with a new language your writing level is likely going to be in the k-5 range. So, don’t turn your nose up at the idea of writing from some of the writing prompts aimed at younger writers.