It was of good value to me as it got me started thinking more deeply about my characters.
I don't have a lot of time to write, working two jobs, but I am doing the ten-minute exercise with each lesson, and each evening, trying to get in the habit of sitting myself down to write...
First graders also begin to use “story language” in their own writing, for example, incorporating phrases such as “once upon a time” and “happily ever after.” This story's ending doesn't fit with the rest of the story.
The author could use a story map graphic organizer to plan her story first so that she has a sense of how the story will develop before she writes.
Use these story starters on their own or to get ideas for the CWN online writing courses.
You'll also find links to more creative writing prompts at the bottom of the page. "I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the lessons and feel they were very helpful in introducing new ideas and perspectives to my writing. Create a list of at least 10 things you are grateful for and explain why. What is the best present that you've ever gotten for your birthday? Seems like a pretty cool dude, so why is he called "Abominable? You have control over the weather and can create one perfect spring day. Pumpkins, corn husks, and scarecrows: what is the best set of fall-related decorations you've ever seen? You are suddenly transported to the middle of some unknown dessert during the hottest part of the summer. She may need a list of other transition words to choose from.A transition word chart could be developed during a mini-lesson or conference where the class looks at other texts to see other words authors use to show sequence. Talk about the teacher that you liked the most in school. Make a list of five things that you thought were completely awesome when you were younger. For added fun, print them on slips of paper and let the children draw one or two randomly.1. Combine two stories into one new story (“Goldilocks and the Big, Bad Wolf”) or make a big change in an existing story (“Snow White and the Seven Chimpanzees”).3.What could you do with an everyday item such as paper-towel tubes or an old sheet?