Write a paragraph, on any subject, in any genre. One restriction: every word has to begin with the letter A.
Once the groans have settled down they get to work. After a few minutes I give them a break and we compile some word lists.
Nouns: aardvark, atom, alien, Amy, Ahmed, alligator …
Verbs: assert, affirm, anger, angle, aim, am, are …
Adjectives, adverbs …
Prepositions: about, after, at, above
Conjunctions: and, although
Articles: a, an
Some material to work with. And you wouldn’t believe the things Andy Aardvark gets up to as amorous aliens advance assertively.
A silly prompt I remembered from a high school English class. And a not too bad entry to parts of speech.