A while ago, when I was searching the web for creative ideas for writing prompts, I came Writing Prompts. This is Tumblr weblog run by educator Luke Neff, who posts a new, visually appealing writing prompt each day (or almost each day). These are fantastic and creative, and often encourage higher level thinking from students.
All of them are tied to an relevant image, which helps get students brainstorming and gives them something to look at other than their blank sheet of paper. Plus, many of his prompts are linked to the Common Core, which makes it even easier to integrate into your lesson plans.
Check out some examples here, or the full archives at the blog!
Happy writing, y’all!