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Summer Writing Journal: Week 6

Looking Out the Window: Try an observation poem, based on what you see out your window. Adapt this as needed, writing down things you see out the window on a car trip or just on a drive around town. If you’d like, substitute … Continue reading

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Summer Writing Journal: Week 5

Fortune: This is prompted by a fortune cookie my daughter opened recently to find: nothing. No fortune. Just air and cookie. Write three fortunes that might appear inside a cookie. Which one would you want the most? Bugs: Go outside and … Continue reading

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Summer Writing Journal: Week 4

Drop and Give Me 10:  String together 1o words or phrases (or both) to set a scene. If you like this prompt, try it in different spots this summer: the beach, the pool, the doctor’s office, a restaurant, the car, your … Continue reading

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Summer Writing Journal: Week 3

Week 3 Squash: I just like saying that word out loud: Squash. Go find a vegetable and draw a picture of it. To accompany your art work, I’m looking for a poem again, or else five adjectives. Do you like … Continue reading

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Summer Writing Journal: Week 2

Here are some more writing prompts for week 2. I’m going to go ahead and put it up now, as everyone’s summer is different. (Ours, for instance, hasn’t started yet. But in Blacksburg I’m pretty sure our friends finished school … Continue reading

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