Students Can Respond to Daily Writing Prompts, Inspired by The New York Times, at Home for Free

Looking for ideas for remote learning? Each week The Learning Network offers a dozen new ways for students to practice reading, writing and thinking using Times journalism — all free.

Comments: 16

  1. Thank you. Your creative idea Is absolutely brilliant.

  2. A great idea, but only suitable for older students. I teach kindergarten and 1st graders. How about some activities these children can do? Can you just give the ideas in an article instead of requiring parents to make an account? I will share the article with my children's parents. Oh...how about both indoor and outdoor activities? Kids need fresh air and sunshine!

  3. If they can find a bit of nature, that'd be the thing. I hope the Times includes outdoor observation/exploration in the activities for all ages.

  4. Its a good idea, I'm curious to see if these prompts can turn the learning network into a place of open discussion, and not merely perfect essays. Interested in seeing how this goes.

  5. I believe that parents should not have the power to track kids through a smart phone or through any chipping technology. I think it would be adequate to have parents contact the children and receive the location that would also me installing a bond of trust between the parent and the child. If kidnapping or your child runaway is an option or something you’re scared of. I would permit the tracking, but the device would have to be turned on if the circumstances were right but otherwise the tracking device will be off. This gives the kid more freedom trust and a feeling of a equality with the parent.

  6. Great idea! My kids are grown, but I have shared it with friends whose kids are younger.

  7. You could create writing prompts for 3-5 graders too. That age group would be thrilled to see their comments online.

  8. Learning Network is helpful in giving students other ways to write and share their ideas outside of academic and literary analysis prompts.

  9. I absolutely loved the webinar this morning. I'd planned to read back through the chat to make note of the amazing resources shared by people but apparently waited too late, and the Zoom Meeting ended, taking away my access to the chat. I think you guys said you'd be posting the webinar later, but I missed where and when. Would you mind sharing this information again? Truly, thank you for such a wonderful experience. It was highly inspirational to this middle school teacher!

  10. @Olivia I am glad to hear that you found the webinar helpful! The recording of the webinar will be available as early as tomorrow, March 19th. We will post it on our website, on the free webinars post. We will also email the recording to everyone who attended. Best, Rachel

  11. How do we subscribe to receive the daily prompts?

  12. I think that you could explain yourself to as why the schols and countries closed down their doors, and if you could also write more about how we need to keep each other safe and our health spot on just amazing. you could tell us how to do that or give anyone advice on this whole issue we are facing.

  13. This is a great idea to keep kids happy during the quarantine. There is one problem, these activities are for older ages. If there could be stories for younger ages that would make this even better.