Writing Composition

How To Generate Writing Ideas

Class i’m sharing with you 6 methods which you can use to write a good writing composition,these are as follow:


Brainstorming is an activity with which most people are familiar. The object in brainstorming is to compile as large a list as possible of potential examples for a given topic. This is a great activity to do in small groups or with the entire class. Brainstorming a list of ice cream flavors is an easy one to start with when introducing the concept.

Free writing:

Free writing is an individual activity for getting thoughts from your head onto paper. Explain the concept of stream of consciousness to your students and tell them that free writing is simply putting on paper every thought that is going through their heads. Like with brainstorming, anything goes. The goal of this activity is to never let your pen or pencil stop writing.

Journalistic Questions:

Journalistic questions approach a topic in a more structured manner. Start by reviewing the question words: who, what, where, when, why and how. Then, for your given topic, ask questions starting with each of these words. For example, if your topic was study habits, you might ask, “Who has good study habits? Who benefits from good study habits? What are the good habits? Where do people with good study habits study? Where to they keep their books? Where do they organize notes and homework? When do they study? When do they complete assignments?

Cluster Mapping:

Cluster mapping, also called idea webbing, is a great way to show relationships between ideas. Cluster mapping is also part idea generation and part organization, so students will know exactly how to group their ideas once they are ready to write. To begin, write your topic in the center of the page and put a circle around it.

low Charting:

Flow charting is similar to cluster mapping in that it shows relationships between ideas. However, flow charting is most effective when examining cause and effect relationships.

Double/Triple Entry:

Double or Triple Entry is another focused brainstorming activity. This is especially useful when comparing and contrasting two or three topics or when exploring two or three areas of one topic.

Write 300-400 words on THREE of the following topics:

  • If you had to give away $1,000 what would you do with it, who would you give it to?
  • What is the best thing someone has ever given to you?
  • What is the nicest thing someone has ever done for you?
  • Write about what you can teach others.
  • Did ever get into an argument with a friend for family member? How did that make you feel?
  • Did you ever hurt someone’s feelings?  Explain what happened, how it made you feel
  • Did someone ever hurt your feelings? How did it made you feel? Did you talk to that person about it?
  • Is there anyone you would like to switch places with? who and why
  • What does it mean to be loyal?