I found this website quite by chance.It’s one of these sites that is useful to bookmark as it comes in very handy when you want to do some very quick writing practice because ,let me be honest ,correcting esays is not my cup of tea.
The site is called Creative Writing Prompts ( right now there are 346 ) and as you can read on the page you just have to choose a number , point your cursor to any number,read the prompt and then write your story.
My idea is using these prompts to do some writing practise in class, setting a time limit of about 10 m . I can see several advantages to this idea:
1. Students get a lot of practice, essential if they are going to be tested on this skill, as is the case.
2. They don’t feel stressed because they don’t necessarily have to hand them in.
3. They get direct help from the teacher, something they can’t have at home.