More Thoughts
More Thoughts

More Thoughts

A Freewriting Journal



110 Pages, 6 x 6

Formats: Paperback

Paperback, $12.50 (US $12.50) (CA $16.99)

Publication Date: March 2015

ISBN 9780866473682

Price: $12.50


Freewriting helps motivate students to develop clearer and more confident writing. More Thoughts contains 87 writing tasks, each with a brief, open-ended written prompt and a colorful, evocative illustration. All the student has to do is fill the pages with words, sentences, and thoughts -- all without fear of a grade or lots of red marks.

A sampling of prompts: What scared you at night when you were little? If you had a robot, what would you want it to do for you? What are five things you want to do before you die? Choose one and explain why.

For each page/prompt, there is a small space for the teacher to write a brief response – e.g., "Is this true?" "What a beautiful scene!" "Very funny!"

Author Biography

Janet Morey began teaching ESOL in a large St. Louis public school over 35 years ago. Her enthusiasm for teaching and her friendship with fellow instructor Gail Schafers nudged her and Gail to collect their students' writings into two published books. Later Janet and Gail compiled their writing plans into books that other teachers can use. My Thoughts and its sister companion, More Thoughts, are the products of those endeavors! Janet earned her MAT from Webster University and taught at St. Louis Community College. She now teaches Creative Writing at a local prison.