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Friday Freewrite: Fold a blank page

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Friday Freewrite: 4 related words

Fold a blank page in fourths.

Pick four related words to put in each of the quadrants. These can be as solid as concrete objects (daisy, dandelion, rose bush, thistle), or as abstract as character qualities (honor, loyalty, dedication, faith).

You could put four characters from one novel in the quadrants, or four game strategy types, or four events from a period of history.

Each person writes to a timer for 3 minutes for each quadrant (take a short break after two freewrites—drink some water or shake our hands and talk a bit).

Then when finished, ask people to share the most surprising insight that came to them.

Finally, collect the freewrites from the group and then later that day, curate the best “quotes” that came from the freewrites in each category (be sure to include something from everyone). Type the page up and hang it somewhere for all to see.

Discuss! If moved to.

The purpose of the freewriting is to help kids push themselves to differentiate between terms—to define, to tease apart, to see the comparisons and contrasts of the items.

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Friday Freewrite: Dress up

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Friday Freewrite: Dress up

Should kids be made to dress up for an event if they’d rather wear jeans and a t-shirt? Why or why not.

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Friday Freewrite: Headphones

Friday, August 14th, 2015

Headphones revsied

Imagine this is you. What are you hearing that would cause this reaction? Describe it in detail so we can hear it, too!

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Friday Freewrite: Sorry

Friday, August 7th, 2015

Friday Freewrite: I'm sorry

Think of someone who has wronged you in some way. If that person were to apologize, what would you like him or her to say? Now write the conversation between you and that person.

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Friday Freewrite: Take a break

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Chores

Think of an ongoing activity that you’re tired of doing. Now write a letter sharing why you need a break from that activity. Be convincing! Give at least three good reasons.

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