Sun On Your Face
Today is the last day of summer camp! I hope you enjoyed yourself and developed a new interest in writing. For our last prompt, imagine you met a robot who longs to become a human. He asks you to explain what summer is like. What would you say? Write a paragraph that evokes the senses. What does summer feel, taste, smell, sound, and look like?
Have a wonderful school year. Check www.kidsarewriters.com regularly for new prompts and KEEP WRITING!
A Pourquoi tale is a fictional story that explains WHY something is the way it is. “Pourquoi” means “why” in French. Watch the video below for an example of a Native American Pourquoi tale about why the rabbit has a short tail. ACTIVITY Today, you will write your own pourquoi tale. To determine your topic, choose […]
It is often difficult to make new friends in school, especially when you have different interests. Write a story about how these unlikely students became best friends. Click the blue comment button to share your first name, age, state, country, and your story.
Writing Prompt Use the following photographs to create a story. The photos can be used in any order. Answer the questions to plan your story. Who is the story about? What do the ants want? What is their problem? How did they solve their problem? How does the story end? CHECK-IN Write your first name, […]
By Michelle Lynn Senters- Coming up with ideas for a fiction story can be difficult. Today, you will play a game to help generate ideas. ACTIVITY GAME: Story on a Roll NEED: paper, pencil, die (If you don’t have a die, you can play use playing cards #1-6 OR write #1-6 on small pieces of paper.) PREPARATION: […]
Writing Prompt Use your imagination to dream up the perfect vacation. Who are you vacationing with? Where are you going? How did you get there? What activities did you plan? Insert a terrible problem. (Look at the photos below for ideas.) What problem got in the way of your perfect vacation? How did everyone react? […]
When planning their story, authors use various tools to determine plot line and character development. One effective tool they use is “questioning”. By questioning or interviewing their main character, authors develop a deeper sense of who their character is and how conflict affects them. This, in turn, helps the reader to connect to the character. ACTIVITY […]
Dialogue is simply the conversation between two or more people within a story. Writers use dialogue to: move the plot forward reveal the relationship between characters increase tension reveal character show how someone feels ACTIVITY Today, you will write a dialogue between two characters. You do not need to write the full story. Choose one of […]
When newscasters, screenwriters, and movie directions use the term, “on location”, it means they are filming at the physical site of the story. Writers can bring their readers “on location” by describing the setting. The setting may include: geographical location (city, state, and/or country) description of location conditions (socio-economic or environmental conditions) time historical context seasons […]
Find a creative way to combine the four items above into a fantastic, adventure story.
Click the blue comment button to share your first name, age, state, country, title and story.
By Michelle Lynn Senters- Good morning, fellow writers! What is your weather like today in your part of the world? Chilly? Foggy? Rainy? Do you feel a warm, sea-salt breeze coming off the ocean? In Colorado Springs, we are under a foot of snow with another storm on the way. It is the kind of snow that causes […]
by Carrie Charley Brown- Writing and reading go hand in hand. Today we’re going to take a field trip to the library. Don’t worry… I won’t drive the bus too fast! Our purpose for this trip is to borrow some books and turn them into mixed up stories of our own. Even published authors have […]
By Kirsti Call- I love a good book that makes me feel like the main character is my friend. Jerusha Abbot in Daddy Long Legs, is a character that I will always love because she is so real to me. How do we make our characters come alive? Here is an exercise that helps me. […]
By Bryan Reynolds- It’s easy to tell a story. You could describe your day at school or your trip to the grocery store by simply recounting the events in chronological order. But it can be tough to write a story, since you’re having to make up the events yourself. So how do you create an […]