Boggle your writer
I really appreciate your Brave Writer site. Your words have removed much of my fear and rigidity around teaching writing.
My ten year old daughter and I often play Boggle or Cribbage during mealtime. We sometimes play Boggle cooperatively, just seeing how many words we can jot down together. Lately we have been taking the word lists generated from one or two sessions of Boggle and then writing poems or snippets of a story. Starting with a word list is so much easier than starting with a blank page. When (and if) she grants me permission I will send you a sample of her writing. No guarantees.
Thanks for your site.
Thank you Anne!
I’d like to post your suggestion to the blog this week. Would that be all right with you?
Posting it would be fine.
Here is a sample of what my daughter, Natalie, wrote from this exercise. Words from the Boggle list are italicized:
“I seek a set of leeks,” said a rabbit.
“To eat?” questioned an ant.
“Yes,” replied the rabbit. “I will eat them to loosen my tooth.”
“Do you think a tooth fairy will take your tooth?” said the ant.
“Of course! But I will need to send a hint.”
“Who is the tooth fairy?” wondered the tiny ant.
“I am,” declared a small, smiling creature in a hood. The tooth fairy disappeared, however there was still a tune in the air.
Anne and Natali
Isn’t this a great idea?