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dancing computersValues Prompts

These topics are aimed at helping you: identify what is valuable to you, prioritize values, and see things from someone else’s perspective.

  1. Describe a person you admire.
  2. If you were your teacher, how would you treat you?
  3. Describe how you would feel if you were your teacher. If you were in charge, what would you do differently?
  4. Imagine you are stranded on a tropical island with your classmates. You have no supervision, no rules, no leader, no McDonald’s etc… How would you choose a leader? What jobs would you need? What rules would you have? What if someone broke the rules?
  5. What if your house caught fire, what would you take with you? Put these in order of priority: your pet, your $100 savings, photo album, necklace from grandma, favorite piece of clothing.
  6. What does courage mean to you? Describe an instance when you, or someone you have heard about, was courageous.
  7. Life stinks, life is good, life is what you make of it. Which one of these best describes your philosophy on life?
  8. What are the characteristics of a hero?
  9. What do you think of people who use profanity in public?
  10. Is it better to give or to receive?
  11. If I had three wishes I would…
  12. What is the right age to start dating? Is it the same for everyone? How would you know if someone is ready?
  13. Should 14-year-olds be allowed to watch R rated movies?
  14. If you found $100 on the ground in the park what would you do?
  15. How should teachers deal with disruptive and rude students?
  16. Is it ever alright to steal?

dancing smiley faceCreative Response

These topics encourage you to finish the story, think creatively, and have fun!

  1. You hear a knock on the door. You answer. No one is there, but on the ground you see three items: a paper bag with something in it, a key, and a phone number written on the back of a business card. Who left them and why?
  2. While visiting your grandparents’ farm you discover an underground shelter in the field. Dusting away the dirt and insects, you find the handle and begin to lift the heavy iron door…
  3. If I were invisible I would…
  4. On Saturday morning you have plans to meet your friend down the street. You walk to the house, knock on the door, and a stranger opens. You ask for your friend. “Who?” the stranger replies…
  5. Pretend you brought an alien to show-and-tell. Describe what it looked like and how you met.
  6. Pretend you were captured by an alien and taken to his/her show-and-tell. How would you describe earth to his class?
  7. Describe the sights and sounds at 3:00 (when school is out).
  8. Last night I awoke to a bright beam of light coming in my window… (finish the story)
  9. What would you do with a million dollars? List five things you would buy.
  10. Explain what you think life would be like without: plumbing, electricity, cars, windows, air conditioning. On a daily basis, what things would you do differently?
  11. What do you think it would be like to be your favorite animal? Describe a typical day.
  12. Last night, while watching TV, I heard a soft knock on the back door… (finish the story)
  13. What would life be like if you were only six inches tall?
  14. Imagine a world that contained no written language. What would be different?
  15. Yesterday, when I was walking home I was approached by… (finish the story)
  16. Write about a dream you’ve recently had. What do you think it symbolized?
  17. List twenty-five uses for a toothbrush.
  18. You discover you have only six weeks to live. What would you do and why?
  19. What is life like for your shoe?
  20. What is life like for your backpack?
  21. It all started on Monday morning when several citizens of (your town) noticed that the sky didn’t look quite right.
  22. A man is on a desert island with a pack on his back. The police came to see what the cause of death was. They looked inside the pack and found what killed him. What was inside pack that killed him?
  23. If I had three wishes I would…

 

 

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These topics require you to put your personal experiences into words. The goal is to turn mental images and feelings into words.

  1. Think of a teacher, relative, or adult that you respect and want to impress. What is it about that person that makes you want to do well for them?
  2. Describe a time your hard work paid off.
  3. A place you are or were afraid of.
  4. Would you rather live in another era or culture? Explain.
  5. Do want a funeral? Explain.
  6. Have you ever felt lost? Literally or figuratively? Explain.
  7. What is your best memory from elementary school?
  8. What is your best memory from middle school?
  9. What is your best memory from high school?
  10. Picture the meal at Christmas (or any holiday). Now focus on one of your five senses: see, smell, hear, taste, and touch. Describe what that sense experiences throughout the meal.
  11. Describe how you feel when you are at the dentist’s office.
  12. How would do you think your parents views would change if they lived your life for one day?
  13. How many places have you lived? Describe the place you remember the most. Pick one room of the house that you remember the most and describe it.
  14. How do you get home from school? What mode of transportation do you take? Describe a typical trip.
  15. Have you ever learned a new skill? Describe what you learned and the effort it took to learn it.
  16. If I could live anywhere I’d live in ____________. Why?
  17. What is your ideal job? Why?
  18. Describe your classroom in detail.
  19. If you could step back in time to re-live one day, what would you do differently?
  20. Would you like to know when you were going to die? Why?
  21. Describe yourself when you are 25? (35,45,55)
  22. What was the most memorable moment of last year? Write about that moment or draw a picture of it.
  23. Describe how this artwork makes you feel.
  24. Describe your bedroom. How does it describe you?
  25. How do you think computers will be used in 20 years?
  26. The way I am like ____________ is ____________.
  27. Are you a night owl or a morning person? Explain why and what you like doing at night or early morning.
  28. Tell about a time you had a bad babysitter.
  29. Write a history of your hairstyles.
  30. What do you do well?
  31. What made your best teacher so good?
  32. What made your worst teacher so bad?
  33. Is war ever justified? When? Explain.
  34. How would you spend a windfall of $10,000?
  35. If you could spend an hour with the president, what are 10 questions you would like to ask him?
  36. What makes you unique, or at least different from, any other person?
  37. My best quality is…
  38. My worst quality is…
  39. Is there one place that you love to go? Describe your favorite place.
  40. Write about a difficult decision you had to make.
  41. What has been the greatest success in your life this year?
  42. What has been the greatest failure in your life this year?
  43. What are three qualities you admire in others?
  44. What do you want to be when you grow up? What appeals to you about this profession?
  45. Write about a time you cheated and got away with it. How did you feel?
  46. Describe your favorite band. What makes them so great?
  47. Write about your favorite vacation.
  48. What do you like and dislike about elderly people?
  49. Do you believe in ghosts or spirits? Why or why not?
  50. Write about a time you had high hopes for something and got let down.
  51. Write about at time you were embarrassed.
  52. What has been your favorite book? Explain.
  53. What has been your favorite movie? Explain.
  54. Do you like movies or books more? Explain.
  55. An experience that taught me something important about myself.
  56. The most difficult thing I ever had to do.
  57. The best thing that ever happened to me.
  58. The worst thing that ever happened to me.
  59. The funniest thing that ever happened to me.
  60. The saddest thing that ever happened to me.
  61. The first time I felt grown up.
  62. An experience that changed me the most.
  63. The most ridiculous thing that ever happened to me.
  64. Describe a time you felt … Aggressive, Angry, Bashful, Caring, Cheerful, Committed, Confident, Cruel, Depressed, Devoted, Dishonest, Disillusioned, Engaged, Friendly, Frightened, Furious, Hardworking, Hesitant, Lazy, Lonely, Loving, Nervous, Open, Sad, Scheming, Self-centered, Selfish, Sneaky, Supportive, Thrilled, or Upset

 

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