Sibling Rivalry

Sibling Rivalry

Being the oldest of four siblings, I’ve experienced my fair share of sibling rivalry. Oh, the fights and arguments and tattling! It is a wonder we survived it all, especially my little brother. He was notorious for harassing his sisters. I remember one particular morning in which he decided to wake me up with a […]

Pourquoi Tales

Pourquoi Tales

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 […]

A Teeny, Tiny Story

A Teeny, Tiny 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, […]

Summer Vacation- DISASTER

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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? […]

Words Worth Keeping 2

Words worth keeping 2

Yesterday, we talked about the power of words You wrote a letter offering love and encouragement to someone you care about. Click HERE to see yesterday’s prompt, “Words Worth Keeping“. Today, you are going to use powerful words to encourage yourself. Adults quickly forget the joys, hopes, and dreams of childhood. You are going to help your […]

Attic Treasure

Attic Treasure

By Michelle Lynn Senters Writing Prompt of the Day 1. IMAGINE: During a recent visit to your Great Aunt, you snuck away from your family to explore her grand, old house. A long stairway took you to the attic, which contained furniture, trinkets, toys, books, and clothing from long ago.  Something caught your eye… 2. QUESTION: […]

Borrowed First Line

Borrowed First Line

By Michelle Lynn Senters Where do good story ideas come from? EVERYWHERE! Writers find ideas for characters and stories from everyday life. Perhaps your sister creates an epic mess in the kitchen. Story idea. Perhaps you see two people having an argument while you are walking at the park. Story idea. Perhaps you see a tiny ant […]

Making Headlines

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By Michelle Lynn Senters Welcome to the 2nd Annual KIDS ARE WRITER’S Summer Camp! Here is what you should know: KIDS ARE WRITERS will post a writing prompt or activity every day (Monday-Friday) throughout the month of July. These activities are designed to educate and inspire you to write with passion and creativity. Take a look at […]

Inspired by History

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By Michelle Lynn Senters- As a writer, I seek inspiration from the world around me. Nature. Relationships. Observations. People. Events. The study and appreciation of world leaders, those influential men and women who used their lives for the good of others, is a powerful tool for writers. Today is World Nelson Mandela Day. Nelson Mandela (shown […]

Superhero Comic Strip

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By Michelle Lynn Senters- Yesterday, you created a new superhero. Click here to review prompt. You thought about the following details: Who- Is your superhero a boy, girl, man, woman, alien, or animal? What is their name? Costume- What does your superhero wear? What are their signature colors? Superpowers- What is your character’s superpower or special ability? […]

A New Hero

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  By Michelle Lynn Senters- Hello, Super Writers! It’s time for a new hero, don’t you agree? Answer the following questions to develop your character. Tomorrow, you will write and draw a comic strip about your superhero. ACTIVITY Develop your superhero by answering the above questions. Draw some sketches of your superhero doing different things: saving someone, […]