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Summer Writing Journal: Week 7

That’s a Rap: A few summers ago we were totally into this rap made by some kids as part of a summer program. Today I bought some Takis because of them. So here’s an invitation for you to write a rap about what … Continue reading

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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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