Composition Book

March 20 :  Four prompts -- Animal Googly Eyes 

March 22: 
You're lying in bed, almost asleep,
and you hear a knock on your window.. . . 


Another Scribble:  

March 24:

Take one chocolate from the Frankfort Milk Chocolate container, 
and one chocolate from the bags in the box. 

Compare the two.  How are they the same, and how are they different. 
Then --
Write something creative about chocolate or chocolate eggs or candy in general or eggs in general, or anything your imagination can springboard off from this prompt. 


March 28 

March 30:
1. Write a short story beginning with the words, "If only. . . .  "
2. Beluga Dog 

April 10:  Write a short narrative about something that you did over Spring Break.
Focus on a brief period of time.

April 12:
Pick a prompt (suggested by Gale Carson Levine, author of Ella Enchanted):
  • I have one green eye and one brown eye.  The green eye sees truth, but the brown eye sees much, much more.
  •  The ghost was eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
  •  "Be nice," my father said.  "After all, he's your brother."
  • I am the most famous twelve-year-old (or thirteen-year-old) in the United States.
  • If somebody didn't do something soon, they were going to have a catastrophe on their hands.
  • Jason (or another name) had never felt so foolish before, and he hoped he'd never feel so foolish again.

April 14: 
Phone number story -- See

April 18: Campfire

April 20:  Rough Seas

April 24:
Scribble:  Write about either one or both of these photos.

April 26:
1. Introduce us to the person -- in your composition book. 

2. In your composition book, list ten or more of your favorite characters from books and stories. For each (for at least five of them), explain why you picked him or her as a favorite. Is he or she the type of person you'd like to hang out with? Do you have things in common with the character? Are there things about the character you admire? Why a favorite?

April 28:  Describe your dream house.
Select one of these two sentences to imitate.
Change the subject. create your own description, following the pattern of the model sentence.

Sentence Imitating:
Model: The grass was green.
Imitation: The house was old.

Model: Jim ran up the rickety stairs.
Imitation: The mouse slipped through the narrow crack.

Imitate  Model #1:
“The asphalt was a soft, blackish river on which cars traveled, windows down, the passengers soaked in sweat.”

Sample imitation:
My home was a warm, buoyant lake through which my brothers and I floated, eyes looking upward to fluffy white clouds and dreams, the whole family soaked in the strength of our parents' love.

Imitate  Model #2:
The gallows stood in a small yard, separate from the main grounds of the prison, and overgrown with tall prickly weeds.--George Orwell, "A Hanging"

Sample imitation:
The student stood in the wide hallway, apart from the other students, and smelling of dog poop with a touch of Axe deodorant.

May 2:
Create a dialogue between two characters from completely different stories, books, or shows.
Write at least six lines.

May 4: Tell about a time when you enjoyed being out in nature.
May 8 

Favorite place to eat

May 10 
Beds and Jurassic Music

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