Category Archives: summer writing

Dream Weaver: Summer Writing Prompt

Here’s a quick summer writing prompt inspired by Langston Hughes (with an added hat tip to Gary Wright’s Dream Weaver because how many songs do you know that have “astral plane” in it?) First, read Langston Hughes’ The Dream Keeper. … Continue reading

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Summer writing prompt: A few of your favorite things

It’s summer. Maybe your friends are on vacation. Maybe you’re on vacation, too. Or maybe you’re home watching reruns of Saved by the Bell because it’s 1000 degrees outside and you don’t want to leave your basement. Wherever you are, … Continue reading

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Summer writing prompt: Stonehenge

I went to England this summer and came back with this phrase, courtesy of Lucy the Tour Guide: “Stonehenge was as far from the Roman Empire as the Romans are from us today.” The thought stuck with me, along with … Continue reading

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Summer writing prompt: Summer of Problem Solving

My friends and I used to name our summers. Summer of Rock. Summer of the Smoothie. Summer of Sand. The names were usually fun and encapsulated what we wanted to do. But now it’s summer of 2016, and a lot … Continue reading

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Summer Writing

I’m a little slow with my summer writing prompts this summer, but I wanted to point you to a great resource. Kate Messner, is running a program called Teacher’s Write. She does this every summer with the idea that teachers … Continue reading

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