Weekly Writing Corner
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One teacher reports that on one morning, after sharing the student's stories that had just been published in the newspaper, one of her published students said, "This is the proudest moment of my life!" What better way to encourage young writers.
Describe some wonderful gifts that money can't buy.
Deadline: November 3, Published: Week of Dec. 1
What do you like about winter? How does winter feel? Smell? Sound? Taste? Look? Use these thoughts to write a poem about winter.
Deadline: November 10, Published: Week of Dec. 8
Wanted: A New Home for a Pet
Pretend you are a pet - a cat or a dog or even a fish! Write a Classified Ad as if you are looking for a new home. Read some classified ads in a newspaper to get ideas.
Deadline: November 17, Published: Week of Dec. 15
Write a sentence in which all (or nearly all) of the words start with the same letter. Example: Wendy walks with wonder when the weather warms.
Deadline: November 24, Published: Week of Dec. 22
Write a paragraph reporting on your favorite bird. Include at least three facts about this bird.
Deadline: December 1, Published: Week of December 29
Think of three goals you would like to achieve in your future. Is there anything you could do now to help you prepare?
Deadline: December 8, Published: Week of January 5, 2014
What are the qualities of a good leader? Who do you know that is a good leader?
Deadline: December 15, Published: Week of January 12, 2014
It was so cold that ...
Finish this story.
Deadline: December 22, Published: Week of January19
Fortune Cookie Writer
Pretend it is your job to write the fortunes in fortune cookies. What would you write?
Deadline: December 29, Published: Week of January 26
Tell about someone who is your hero (or heroine). Why is this person special to you?
Deadline: January 5, Published: Week of Feb 2
Write a sports story about a game you or a friend played. Be sure to tell who, what, when, where and how!
Deadline: January 13, Published: Week of Feb 9
Invent a game for the wackiest Olympic Games ever! What are the rules? What equipment do players need? How do you win?
Deadline: January 20, Published: Week of Feb 16