Sunday Night Teacher: 9 Writing Prompts You Can Use In Class Tomorrow


Defend or critique: Statistics lie.

Answer: How does math support critical thinking?

Respond: “The essence of mathematics is its freedom.” (G. Cantor)


Defend or critique: Science has limits.

Answer: What is most important about a scientific model?

Respond: “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” (M. Curie)

English-Language Arts

Defend or critique: Poetry is anthropology.

Answer: What is the most easily misunderstood difference between tone and mood?

Respond: “Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.” (G.K Chesterton)


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