Is difficult to ignore what is happening in this country. There is the problem with North Koren and the possible threat of missiles being sent to the United States. There are hate groups and the people fighting the hate groups. Natural disasters are plaguing us with hurricanes, fires, shootings, and terrorists.
Take one of these issues and write an essay about it. How do you feel about what’s going on? How do your friends feel? Here is your chance to get it all out.
In the book The Chronicles of Narnia, children found a hidden, magical kingdom while they were playing in a wardrobe.
It’s a hot summer day and there is an old abandoned house down the road. The paint was peeling and the shutters hung on their hinges. The grass was overgrown and weeds overtook the garden. We use to pick the cherries from the cherry trees and steal mangos that were as sweet as sugar. The weird thing about the house is that the pool in the backyard is pristine. It’s like
The weird thing about the house is that the pool in the backyard is pristine. It’s like was so inviting that hot summer day that instead of wetting our feet we jumped in…
Tell me about the place they discover while in that pool. Who lives there? What does it look like? Write about the journey to that magical place.
I was visiting grandma over the summer. Jimmy, he pet poodle got away. She went running down the street when I was walking her. I took off as fast as I could. Suddenly, I heard the sirens ring and everyone running outside their homes and heading to their shelters. I was too far to head home so I figured I would so that the barn for shelter.
I held Jimmy in my arms as the walls were being ripped off one by one…
What happens next? Create a magical place that she travels to with Jimmy. Don’t place the place like Oz. Make it something else. What can that place be? What does it look like? Be creative and have some fun!
Write a poem about each person in your family. I have an older sister, an older brother who I use to fight with all the time when we were kids, a twin sister who I had to share everything with, a younger sister, and of course my parents.
My parents knew each other when they were kids. And they still know their friends from childhood. It’s weird looking at old photos of them with their friends and seeing how everyone looks now.
My twin and I often blended into one person.
Although we were different people.
Shared birthday cakes, a shared tricycle, a shared car.
Shared space. Shared friends.
Two people blending into one.
Continue one by one writing short poems about each person. Be creative and have some fun!
Write a story about a character with a tattoo. What does the tattoo look like and why did your character decide to get a tattoo.
I remember when I first got it. I didn’t want to get the regular heart or flower. I remember how long I stood looking through the books. What do you choose when you know it’s going to last forever? I wanted to be strong. Stronger than I could ever be….
What tattoo does she select? What is this character dealing with? Be creative and have some fun!
A plane crash lands on this island. What’s on this island? Are there monsters? Are you alone or are there other people there with you?
We had to pack up all of our belongs but could only take one personal item. For me it was a locket that had a picture of me and my best friend, Sam, short for Samantha. Our world was dying and if we stayed it was certain that we would all die….
What happens next? What if you had to leave Earth? If you could only take one personal item what would it be? Tell me about the new world that will be your new home? What is the voyage like getting there?
Write an I’m sorry poem. Be creative and have some fun with the patten.
I also want you to turn that poem into a motion poem. Poem poetry combines poems with film creating something new and beautiful. Go to Motionpoem.com for examples.
I’m sorry that you wanted to see me cry but instead I arose like the Phoenix.
Strong and powerful.
I’m sorry that instead of making us crumble that we united and became strong.
Invincible and courageous.
I’m sorry you are so broken that the only way you can feel strong is to break me down.
Brave and Insightful.
I’m sorry most of all that in the past I allowed you to make me feel less than.
But now that will never happen again.
When I woke up I realized that they were all gone. Every single last one of them – the adults. I was beat, after staying up all night playing a video game with my best friend Malik. It was time to go to school by the time we finished our last game. I was in Ms. Dawson’s history class- boring. I felt asleep and was awaked my Malik nudging me awake.
” They’re gone. All go them,” he said as he looked at me. His eyes were red and I knew that just like he he had fallen asleep too just like everyone else in school who were playing the game all night.
What happens next now that everyone realizes that all the adults are gone. You can start your own story or use my beginning but the rules are the same. All adults are gone. What do you do? Finish the story and remember be creative and have some fun.
I saw these deers when I was going on a walk one morning. Write a poem based on this picture.