Plinky is a fantastic free website where you get a new prompt or a new challenge to complete every day.
You just create a log in and then respond to the prompt, it couldn’t be easier. It is a great way to get students to write short responses and to practice this. Here are some example Plinky prompts to give you an idea what you’re getting yourself into…
Write about the most precious thing you’ve ever lost
Take a line from a song that you love or connect with. Now forget the song, and turn that line into the title or inspiration for your post
Scour the news for an entirely uninteresting story. Consider how it connects to your life in some way.Write about that.
Review the most delicious meal you’ve ever been served, as if it were a movie.
You have 15 minutes to address the whole world live (on television or radio — choose your format). What would you say?