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Writing

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FrontPage 

 

http://writingfix.com/classroom_tools/dailypromptgenerator.htm - Daily Writing Prompts

 

 

http://my.hrw.com/support/hos/hostpdf/hostmsprompts.pdf - Writing Prompts

 

http://eolit.hrw.com/hlla/newmainlinks/writ.jsp - Interactive Writing Samples

 

http://its.leesummit.k12.mo.us/writing.htm - Writing with Technology Integration

 

 

http://my.hrw.com/support/hos/hostpdf/hostmsprompts.pdf - Writing Prompts - All Writing Genres

 

http://www.creativity-portal.com/prompts/imagination.prompt.html - Imagination Writing Prompts

 

http://www.distractionbeast.com/brainstormer.swf - Random Prompt Wheel

 

http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/prompts.html - List of Writing Prompts

 

 

http://www.wisc-online.com/objects/ViewObject.aspx?ID=TRG2603 - Summary Writing

 

http://writingfix.com/PDFs/6_Traits/Building_Traits_Overview.pdf - 6 Traits of Writng

 

http://dictionary.reference.com/ - Dictionary.com

 

 

http://eolit.hrw.com/hlla/newmainlinks/writ.jsp - Writing Genres - Holt Elements of Literature

 

 

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/letter_generator/ - Letter Generator

 

 

http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/Comix/ - Create Your Own Comic Strip

 

 

http://www.spwickstrom.com/said/ - Words to Use Instead of SAID

 

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/english/writing/letters/play.shtml - Letter Writing

 

http://www.studygs.net/wrtstr6.htm  - Transitional Words & Phrases

 

 

http://jc-schools.net/write/trans-quiz_files/frame.htm - Transition Quiz

 

 

http://jerz.setonhill.edu/writing/creative/shortstory/ - 10 Tips for Creative Writers

 

http://www.edina.k12.mn.us/concord/teacherlinks/sixtraits/sixtraits.html- 6 Traits of Good Writing

 

http://rozauer.tripod.com/hslanguagearts.htm - Great Writing Sites

 

http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/archives/edit.shtml - Every Day Edit

 

http://www.writingfix.com/Classroom_Tools/dailypromptgenerator.htm - Daily Writing Prompt

 

http://www.ets.org/Media/Products/Criterion/topics/topics-6thgrade.htm - Writing Prompts - Various Genres

 

 

http://www.writingfix.com/Picture_Book_Prompts/IWannaIguana2.htm - Voice - Writing a Letter to a Particular Audience

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/english/writing/letters/play.shtml - Interactive Letter Writer

 

Writing 

 

http://alex.state.al.us/uploads/5106/N3.pdf - Story Graphic Organizer

http://library.thinkquest.org/2626/ - Callabo Write

 

http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/archives/edit.shtml - Daily Edit

 

http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/archives/edit.shtml - Every Day Edit

 

http://www.writesite.org/ - The Write Site - Middle Schoolers Become Journalists

http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/storystarters/storystarter1.htm - Story Starters 

http://www.emints.org/ethemes/resources/S00001233.shtml - Writing Prompts - various types of writing

http://my.hrw.com/support/hos/hostpdf/hostmsprompts.pdf - Writing Prompts

http://my.hrw.com/support/hos/hostpdf/hostmsprompts.pdf - MS Writing Prompts

http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/storymap/ - Story Organizer

http://www.teachervision.fen.com/writing-composition/vocabulary/1780.html - Transition Words

http://www.eduplace.com/tales/ - Write a Story

 

 

http://www.emints.org/ethemes/resources/S00001707.shtml - 6 + 1 Writing Traits

 

http://readwritethink.org/materials/bookcover/ - Making Book Jackets

http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/dialogue-tags/ - Interactive Site for Dialogue Tags

http://readwritethink.org/lesson_images/lesson117/character_clash_instructions.pdf - Character Clash (Indent a new paragraph to indicate a change of speaker)

http://readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view_printer_friendly.asp?id=16 - Writing Leads

http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/comic/ - Comic Creator

http://www.nwrel.org/assessment/scoring.php?odelay=3&d=1- 6 + 1 Writing Traits

http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/worksheets/TCM/pdfs/030411il.pdf - Writing in Descriptive Voice

http://www.kimskorner4teachertalk.com/writing/sixtrait/voice/menu.html - Voice - 6 Traits

http://edtech.kennesaw.edu/jcheek1/larts.htm#Writing - Writing Activities 

http://www.teachit.co.uk/attachments/4620.swf - Persuasive Writing Game

http://www2.actden.com/writ_den/index.htm - Writer's Den

 

 

 http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson291/dialogue_tag.pdf - Dialogue Tags

 

 

http://www.writingfix.com/Traits_Primary.htm#forkids - Writing Prompt - select a part of speech (verb, adjective, etc.) to write with

 

http://jc-schools.net/write/prompts.html - Writing Prompts

 

 

 

http://jc-schools.net/writeaway/prompts.html - Persuasive & Expository Writing Prompts

 

 

http://www.scribd.com/doc/55697/501-Writing-Prompts - 501 Writing Prompts

 

 

 

http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/archives/writing_bugs.shtml - Writing Bugs

 

http://www.greece.k12.ny.us/devel/Dist_Indices/departments.htm - Tools for Thinking & Writing

 

http://jerz.setonhill.edu/writing/creative/shortstory/ - 10 Tips for Creative Writers

 

http://writingfix.com/ - Writing Fix

 

 

http://jc-schools.net/write/deadwords.pdf - Dead, Tired Words

 

 

http://www.writesite.org/  - The Write Site - Who, What, When, Where, How?

 

 

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/essaymap/ - Essay Interactive

 

http://www.bookpunch.com/book_detail.php?book=The_Bully - Book Punch

 

http://www.presentationmagazine.com/newspaper-templates-for-powerpoint-409.htm - Newspaper Power Point & Template

 

 

 

http://writingfix.com/Classroom_Tools/Post_Its.htm - Writing with Post-Its 

 

http://writingfix.com/Classroom_Tools/Post_Its.htm - Post-It

 

 

 

 

http://home.freeuk.net/elloughton13/setting.htm - Setting - Photos to Use 

 

 

http://www.writingfix.com/ipod_prompts.htm - I POD Writing Lessons

 

 

 

http://writingfix.com/PDFs/6_Traits/Trait_Post_Its_Idea_Development.pdf - Idea Development Post-It Resource

 

http://writingfix.com/PDFs/6_Traits/Trait_Post_Its_Organization.pdf - Organization Post-It Resource

 

http://writingfix.com/PDFs/6_Traits/Trait_Post_Its_Voice.pdf - Voice Post-It Resource

 

http://writingfix.com/PDFs/6_Traits/Trait_Post_Its_Word_Choice.pdf - Word Choice Post-It Resource

 

 

 

http://writingfix.com/PDFs/6_Traits/Trait_Post_Its_Sentence_Fluency.pdf - Sentence Fluency Post-It Resource

 

http://writingfix.com/PDFs/6_Traits/Trait_Post_Its_Conventions.pdf - Conventions Post-It Resource

 

 

 

Story Starters 

 

http://www.writingfix.com/right_brain/Story_Starting_Sentences1.htm - Story Starter

 

http://www.writingfix.com/PDFs/Writing_Tools/Little_Red_Riding_Hooks.pdf

Story Starter Hooks 

 

http://jc-schools.net/write/hook_files/frame.htm - The Hook

 

http://www.thewritertoday.com/2009/07/10-writing-hooks.html - 10 Story Starter Hooks - Alligator Photo

 

 

 

Leads 

 

 

 

http://www.greece.k12.ny.us/devel/Dist_Indices/departments.htm - Tools for Thinking & Writing 

 

http://jerz.setonhill.edu/writing/creative/shortstory/ - 10 Tips for Creative Writers 

 

http://www.kimskorner4teachertalk.com/favorites/writingsites.html - Online Writing Sources

 

http://www.glencoe.com/sec/literature/time/TIME.html - Facing the Blank Page

 

http://www.tommarch.com/electraguide/  - Thesis Builder 

 

http://www.oneword.com/ - One Word

 

http://www.rhymezone.com/ - Rhyme Zone

 

http://www.literacymatters.org/content/readandwrite/writing.htm - Writing Sites

 

http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/archives/edit.shtml - Every Day Edit

 

http://www.teachersdesk.org/topics/par_week_program.html - Paragraph a Week

 

http://www.teachersdesk.org/topics/par_week_program.html - Paragraph a Week 

 

http://www.mrnussbaum.com/surgeonsindex.htm - Mr. Nussbaum's Sentence Surgeons

 

http://jerz.setonhill.edu/writing/creative/shortstory/ - 10 Tips for Creative Writers

 

 

 

 

 

http://interactives.mped.org/view_interactive.aspx?id=110  - Interactive - Brochures, Newspapers, etc.

 

 

http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/worksheets/TCM/lang_arts_6_8.shtml - Language Arts Worksheets

 

http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/actbank/tjournal.htm - Journaling

 

http://writingfix.com/ - Writing Fix

 

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/activitycalendars/ - Writing Calendar

 

http://www.tooter4kids.com/classroom/daily_writing_ideas.htm - Writing September to June

 

http://www.creativewritingprompts.com/  - Creative Writing Prompts

 

http://www.tengrrl.com/tens/017.shtml  - Creative Writing Activities

 

http://www.teachersdesk.org/topics/par_week_program.html - Paragraph a Week 

 

http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/everyday_writer3e/20errors/default.asp - Every Day Writing - 20 Common Errors

 

http://library.thinkquest.org/10888/ - Writing Essays - Various Types of Essays & Samples

 

http://www.abcteach.com/free/r/readinganewspaper.pdf - Writing & Reading a Newspaper Article

 

http://www.tv411.org/toolbox/toolkit.shtml - Editing Checklist 

 

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/letter_generator/ - Letter Generator

 

http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/flipbook/ - Make a Flip Book

 

http://readwritethink.org/materials/stapleless/index.html - Stapless Book

 

http://readwritethink.org/materials/graffiti/ - Literary Graffitti 

 

http://readwritethink.org/lesson_images/lesson262/criteria.pdf - Writing Checklist

 

http://jc-schools.net/write/ - Write On Project

 

 

http://www.fictionfactor.com/characters.html - Fiction Factor

 

http://teacher.scholastic.com/writewit/mff/mythmachine.htm - Myths Writing Machine 

 

http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/storystarters/storystarter1.htm - Story Starters - Print as Newspaper, Postcard, Letter, Notebook

 

Narrative - Write a story or tell about a personal experience. Include characters, a setting, and a plot

 

Expository - Write to inform, explain, clarify, or define something for the reader

 

Descriptive - Write to create a vivid picture in the reader's mind

 

Persuasive - Use logic, language, facts, or evidence to influence the reader to think in a certain way

 

Speculative - Develop a conclusion to a situation based on the information given

 

 

http://its.leesummit.k12.mo.us/writing.htm#Figurative_Language - Figurative Language 

 

http://languagearts.pppst.com/figurative.html - Figurative Language Power Points

 

 

 

 

 

http://alex.state.al.us/uploads/5106/N3.pdf - Story Graphic Organizer

http://www.greatsource.com/iwrite/students/s_narr_templates.html - Narrative Essay Templates

 

 

 

 

VOICE 

 

http://writingfix.com/6_traits/Voice/JPeterman2.htm - J. Peterman Catalogue - Create an Item to Sell

 

 http://writingfix.com/PDFs/6_Traits/voice/J_Peterman_sixth_graders.pdf - Student Samples - 6th Grade - Catalogue Entries

 

http://writingfix.com/PDFs/6_Traits/voice/Jpeterman_GO.pdf - Graphic Organizer for J. Peterman Catalogue Item

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/letter_generator/ - Letter Generator

 

 

http://www.writingfix.com/ - Writing Information 

 

http://www.readwritethink.org/lesson_images/lesson249/tips.pdf - Writing a Newspaper Article

 

http://www.readwritethink.org/lesson_images/lesson249/guide.pdf - Writing A News Report

 

http://interactives.mped.org/view_interactive.aspx?id=110&title - Writing Brochures, Flyers, Booklets, Newspapers

 

http://www.readwritethink.org/lesson_images/lesson249/story.pdf - Editing

http://www.readwritethink.org/lesson_images/lesson261/peer.pdf - Peer Editing Guide

http://www.readwritethink.org/lesson_images/lesson261/storymap.pdf - Story Map

http://www.readwritethink.org/lesson_images/lesson874/prewrite.pdf - Story Planning Map

 

http://www2.winthrop.edu/wcenter/handoutsnew.htm - Writing Help

 

http://www.beaconlearningcenter.com/WebLessons/TrailblazingIntroductions/default.htm - Essay Writing Help

 

 

http://www.readwritethink.org/lesson_images/lesson280/grammatically_definitions.html - Active & Passive Voice Defined 

 

http://eolit.hrw.com/hlla/newmainlinks/writ.jsp - Writing Samples for 6th Grade 

 

http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/stapleless/index.html - Stapleless Book

 

 

Compare & Contrast Writing 

 

http://www.readwritethink.org/lesson_images/lesson46/SixthThroughEighthBookandMovieList.pdf - Compare Books to Movies

 

Pros & Cons

Writing Using Pros and Cons to support an idea

Click on this link to read 2 examples of a PROS and CONS essay.  While read and discuss them together think of a creative "job" that you could write about.

 

 

http://writingfix.com/PDFs/Pic_Book_Prompt_Worksheets/How_I_Became_Pirate_7th_grade_Examples.pdf - How I Became A Pirate - 2 Essay Examples 

 

http://writingfix.com/PDFs/Writing_Tools/Conjunctions_Subordinating.pdf - Conjunctions/Subordinating

 

 

http://writingfix.com/PDFs/Pic_Book_Prompt_Worksheets/How_I_Became_Pirate_Example.pdf - How I Became a Pirate Worksheet

 

 

http://writingfix.com/PDFs/Writing_Tools/Little_Red_Riding_Hooks.pdf - Red Riding Hood Hooks

 

 

 

 

Figurative Language 

 

Glossary[1].pdf - Idiom Glossary

 

 

 

Voice 

 

http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/worksheets/TCM/pdfs/010202il.pdf - ID Voice in an article - Child Labor 

 

 

 

Punctuation Help

 

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/marks/marks.htm 

 

 

 

Narrative Writing

 

http://www.cobbk12.org/awtrey/PDF%20Files/Grade%206%20Language%20Arts/New%20UBD_Personal%20narrative%20UBD.pdf - UbD Narrative Writing Unit

 

http://eolit.hrw.com/hlla/writersmodel/pdf/W_S0801.pdf - Narrative Writing Sample

 

http://www.cheney268.com/UbDUnits/ces/NarrativeWriting.htm - UbD Narrative Writing - 4

 

http://www.daedalus.com/lists10_narrative.asp - Narrative Writing Prompts

 

 

 

Expository Writing 

 

http://www.cheney268.com/UbDUnits/ces/ExpositoryWriting.htm - UbD Expository Writing Unit

 

http://www.beaconlearningcenter.com/WebLessons/WhichWriting/default.htm - Expository Writing Lesson with Reading 

 

http://www.writinga-z.com/razwritingweb/topic/tools/beginning-fluent/writing+samples/expository/descriptive? id=101 - Expository Writing Examples

 

http://www.thewritingsite.org/resources/prompts/expository.asp  - Expository Prompts

 

http://www2.asd.wednet.edu/pioneer/barnard/wri/exp.htm  - Expository Prompts

 

http://my.hrw.com/support/hos/hostpdf/hostmsprompts.pdf - Writing Prompts

 

 

Hooks 

 

http://writingfix.com/PDFs/Writing_Tools/Little_Red_Riding_Hooks.pdf  - Hooks

 

 

http://www.dispatchnie.com/live/export-content/sites/dispatchnie/pdfs/Essential_Question.pdf - Essential Questions - Various Writing Genre Activities 

 

Transition Words 

 

http://www.union.k12.sc.us/ems/Teachers--ELA--Writing%20Transition%20Words.htm - Transition Word List

http://www.writinghelp-central.com/article-transition-words.html - Transition Words 

http://www.bookrags.com/articles/11.html - Using Transition Words

http://jc-schools.net/write/transition.htm - Transition Words

http://jc-schools.net/write/trans-quiz_files/frame.htm - Transition Power Point Quiz

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson40/RWT024-6.pdf -Expository Writing Cake

 

 

Tools - Bibliographies/Work Cited

 

http://www.beaconlearningcenter.com/WebLessons/BibliographicBlunders/default.htm - Using  Research Cards

 

http://www.easybib.com/ - Easy Bib - Bibliography Help

 

http://citationmachine.net/ - Citation Machine

 

http://www.bibme.org/ - BibMe - Automatic Bibliography Maker

 

http://library.duke.edu/research/citing/ - Citing Sources - DUKE UNIVERSITY

 

http://jerz.setonhill.edu/writing/academic/bib_builder/index.html - Work Cited - MLA Style

 

http://dept.sccd.ctc.edu/cclib/Research_Help/Citation_Style_Guides/default.asp - Citation Guide - Turabian 

 

 

Writing Spooky Stories

 

http://www.readwritethink.org/lesson_images/lesson407/web2.pdf - R.L. Stine Helps You with Writing a Scary Story 

http://www.readwritethink.org/lesson_images/lesson407/5w.pdf - Scary Story Graphic Organizer

http://www.readwritethink.org/lesson_images/lesson407/characters.pdf - Characters Development in a Scary Story

http://www.readwritethink.org/lesson_images/lesson407/anticipation.pdf - Scary Story Anticipation Guide - Use to Write a Scary Story

http://www.readwritethink.org/lesson_images/lesson407/lit-ques.pdf - Scary Story Literature Guide

 

 

Myths & Fairy Tales

 

http://teacher.scholastic.com/writewit/mff/mythmachine.htm

Myth Writing Machine

 

http://teacher.scholastic.com/writewit/mff/index.htm - Scholastic - Writing all types of Tales

 

 

 

Writing Powerpoints 

 

Elements of a Scary Story

 

 

 

Elements of a Scary Story

 

 

  • Suspense: feelings of excitement or anxiety when the reader tries to figure out the outcome or ending.
  • Plot twists: a change in plot that takes the story in a different direction than expected.
  • Conflict: how will the characters solve the problem?
  • Setting: time and location where the story takes place (scary stories choose creepy ones).  
  • Surprise endings: the ending or resolution is not what the reader expected

 

 

Research

 


Read more: http://www.brighthub.com/education/k-12/articles/6799.aspx#ixzz12jGjsBmy - Scholastic Research

 

 

TIC TAC TOE WRITING BOARD - 1

 

 

Journal Writing Tic-Tac-Toe Board

Directions:  Choose any 3 writing activities to complete.  They must be in one row, one column, or one diagonal (tic-tac-toe).  All 3 writing choices must be proofread, printed, and handed in by Wednesday, January 26, 2011.  Only quality work will be accepted.  The writing tic-tac-toe activity will NOT be accepted after the due date.

 

 

Some people cannot smell.  Write a descriptive essay that will make them understand the word “skunk.”

 

 

 

 

What advice would a DOG give about life…if it could talk.  Write the advice in the form of a response from “Dear Abby.”

 

Describe someone who looks bored.  Don’t use any form of the words yawned, sighed, stared, or bored.

Here’s the last part of a newspaper story:  Neighbors called police when they noticed the pink gooey substance oozing from all the doors and windows of the modest ranch home.

 

Now write the first part of the story.  Remember that a newspaper story starts right out answering the questions, “Who, What, Where, When, and Why?”

 

 

What kind of cartoon show might appeal to the over-age 65 audience?  Imagine the show.  Then, in about 100 words, describe the show and its main character.

 

A friend has a blind date.  You know the date.  The person is not the most attractive person in the world but is very nice.  Describe the person to your friend in a way that makes the person sound appealing.  Be truthful, but don’t use the word “nice.”

 

There is smoke.  Where is it coming from?  You investigate and are surprised by what you find.  Describe what you discover.

 

 

 

 

 

Janet is a very spoiled teenage girl.  Show that she is spoiled, without saying she is spoiled, by describing what happens when she doesn’t get a car for her birthday.

Bippity-boppity-boo!

Create your own fairy godmother.  What does she look like?  What does she have to offer you?  Explain how she helps you.  Describe her personality.

 

 

Penmanship

 

http://www.internet4classrooms.com/kplus_writing.htm - Penmanship

 

 

October Writing Ideas

http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/worksheets/TCM/pdfs/021004pl.pdf

 

 

 

Writing Bugs

We've made choosing Writing Bug printables easier by reorganizing our Writing Bug library by month. Select a timely Writing Bug by clicking one of the months below. Or click the Anytime Writing Bugs link for dozens of lesson ideas that are good all year round.

January Writing Bugs
February Writing Bugs
March Writing Bugs
April Writing Bugs
May Writing Bugs
Summer Writing Bugs
September Writing Bugs
October Writing Bugs
November Writing Bugs
December Writing Bugs
Anytime Writing Bugs

JANUARY WRITING BUGS

Let It Snow!
Describe snow to someone who has never seen snow.

Going for the Goal
Write about a specific goal you would like to achieve in the year ahead.

FEBRUARY WRITING BUGS

An Interview With a President
If you could interview any U.S. president, which one would you choose?

MARCH WRITING BUGS

APRIL WRITING BUGS

MAY WRITING BUGS

Dear Veteran
Write a letter to a veteran in your city or town who served in a war.

Moving On Up!
What advice would you give kids who soon will be starting the grade you are now completing?

My Best Teacher Ever
Before this year, which teacher was your favorite teacher? Write a short letter to that teacher.

SUMMER WRITING BUGS

 

Having a Great Time! Wish You Were Here!
Imagine you are on your dream vacation.

SEPTEMBER WRITING BUGS

Going for the Goal
Write about a specific goal you would like to achieve in the year ahead.

New in School
It's the day before your first day in a new school. You're thinking about...

September 11: One Year Later
Students take a few minutes to reflect on the events of September 11, 2001.

OCTOBER WRITING BUGS

A Halloween Who, When, Where
Choose from each category, then write a scary story.

A Noise in the Night
I heard a noise. It might have been the wind knocking a tree branch against the house or...

A Halloween to Remember
You will never believe what had just happened to me...

NOVEMBER WRITING BUGS

An Interview With a President
If you could interview any U.S. president, which one would you choose?

Each Person Is
What does this Native American proverb mean to you?

Dear Veteran
Write a letter to a veteran in your city or town who served in a war.

Giving Thanks
Three things I am most thankful for are...

A Turkey's Last Plea
If you were a turkey, what would you say to convince someone not to cook you for Thanksgiving dinner?

DECEMBER WRITING BUGS

DECEMBER WRITING BUGS

Helpful Holidays
This holiday season I plan to do something helpful to others. My plan is...

The New Twelve Days of Christmas
What if you could rewrite "The Twelve Days of Christmas"?

Name That Tune
Write new holiday lyrics for a familiar tune.

ANYTIME WRITING BUGS

A Fond Farewell
Your best friend is moving to another state

Inquiring Minds Want to Know -- Number 8
Be a tabloid news reporter.

Genie in a Bottle
You're cleaning the basement and you find a strange-looking bottle

My Proudest Moment
My proudest moment was the time I

A Seasonal Story
Spring, summer, fall or winter -- which season do you like best? Least?

A Foreign Change
You have the chance to live in another country. Where would you live?

A Friendly Poem
Write a poem about your best friend using all the letters in his or her name.

Future Careers
If I could try three careers in the future, I would try

The Funniest Thing I Ever Saw
The funniest thing I ever saw was

A Fitting Tribute
Write about a person who is no longer living but who touched your life.

Is Experience the Best Teacher?
What does the proverb "Experience is the best teacher" mean to you?

A Random Act of Kindness
Tell about a time when you were kind to someone.

A Noise in the Attic
When I was lying in bed last night, I heard footsteps in the attic. I

Inquiring Minds Want to Know -- Number 7
Be a tabloid news reporter.

The Best Song Ever
My favorite song of all time is __________.

A Backward Day
Write a story about what you did yesterday. Here's the twist! Reverse the order of events.

Well Done, Well Said
Reflect on a quote from Benjamin Franklin.

Room Makeover
You have the chance to make over a room in your home.

What Would You Do?
You see a classmate being bullied. What would you do?

Principal for a Week!
If I were the principal of my school for one week, I would ...

Oldest Person Alive!
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Create a brand new holiday celebration.

Food Ad
Create an ad that will entice people to try the food that you like the most.

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Solving Local Problems
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Inquiring Minds Want to Know -- Number 6
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A Really Bad Day
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If you could give one friend a very special gift, what would you give?

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Describe your vision of the world 25 years from now.

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Be a tabloid news reporter.

Too Much Violence?
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Not Music to My Ears
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Success and Failure
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I'm really good at these three things...

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My Famous Parents
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Act Your Age
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What Would You Do?
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Children in Charge
what would happen if kids ruled the world?

Reporting Live from...
You are a newspaper reporter at an historic event. Write about your experience that day.

Parent for a Day
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A Fitting Introduction
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A Crying Time
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A Strange Thing
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Talk With Mother Nature
If you could talk with Mother Nature, what questions would you ask her?

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Be a tabloid news reporter!

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Be a tabloid newspaper news reporter.

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