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Friday Freewrite: View from a window

Friday, July 18th, 2014

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Quick! Look out the nearest window and describe everything you see. Go!

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Friday Freewrite: Risk Assessment

Friday, July 11th, 2014

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Lots of activities come with some amount of danger. How do you decide if something is worth the risk?

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Friday Freewrite: Independence

Friday, July 4th, 2014

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In the United States, we are celebrating “Independence Day” – the day that the US colonies declared their independence from the rule of England. What is “independence”? Can a country, a person, or a business operate completely independently? Is there such a thing as “total independence”? Explain your thoughts.

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Friday Freewrite: Muddy shoes

Friday, June 27th, 2014

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Did you know that June 29th is International Mud Day? Here are 30+ ideas for celebrating nature and getting some dirt under your nails! And, in honor of the day, here’s a muddy Friday Freewrite for you:

Imagine you came home with muddy shoes. Write about what might happen as if it were a scene in a movie.

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Friday Freewrite: Don’t go there

Friday, June 20th, 2014

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If you had to tell someone NOT to go to one restaurant in your town, which one would it be and why?

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Friday Freewrite: Photograph

Friday, June 13th, 2014

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Pull out a favorite photograph that you or a family member took. Write about it. You might describe it or retell the event or create a whole new story based on it.

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Friday Freewrite: Words that are their own opposites

Friday, June 6th, 2014

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“Contronyms” are words that are their own “antonyms” or opposites. Pick one of the contronyms below and create a short story using the word both ways:

Left can mean either “remaining” or “departed.”

Weather can mean “to withstand or come safely through” or “to be worn away.”

Rock can mean either “immovable like a stone” or “moving back and forth.”

And here are even more contronym choices.

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Friday Freewrite: Alarm clock

Friday, May 30th, 2014

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Remember a time when you were awakened from a deep sleep. Describe what that felt like. And was it worth getting up early (maybe it was for a special event or experience)? Explain.

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Friday Freewrite: Rules

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

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What rules would you change in your family if you could?

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Also, for any who are interested, the awesome magazine written by and for kids, The Bunk Room, is looking for pieces for their Future Life and Day-Day columns. It’s a great way for children to have their work acknowledged!

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Friday Freewrite: Roller coaster

Friday, May 16th, 2014

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Life can be a roller coaster sometimes. Up one minute, down the next. Describe a time when it felt like that.

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