This exercise works best with groups of about eight students who are familiar with each other.
2. Demonstrate the process with a student. Each person comes up with ten words to which the other person must respond. Keep a list of the twenty words that you and the student say.
3. Pair students up and have them free-associate ten words to make up a list of twenty words.
4. Students then write poems or stories based on their lists.
This lesson is from the WritersCorps book “Jump Write In!”