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I want to add in using writing prompts for my 15 year old.  Is there a good book of prompts out there?  Or some other source of ideas?  I am not good at coming up with my own ideas for this.


These would be for sitting down and just writing without too much planning.  So they'd need to be simple enough to not require researching an idea.  Ideally they would be more of the non fiction bend though. Nothing like "imagine you are an Oompa Loompa".  He doesn't like that sort of thing.



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We used past SAT test essay prompts from Online Math Learning (scroll about 1/2 down on this page) for practicing timed essay writing.



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