About this Daily Classroom Special:
The Outdoor Path to
Good Writing was written by Teachers Network
web mentor, Lisa Kihn, a math and language arts teacher at Nevin Platt
Middle School in Boulder, Colorado. Lisa believes in project based learning
and curriculum integration to actively involve students in their learning
THE OUTDOOR PATH TO GOOD WRITING
Fall Writing Ideas
Today is November 21, 2005, and I am a sixth grader at _______ Middle
School. Here is who I am now:
These are some things that are important to me…..
These are some things I like about school…..
These are some of my friends…..
Here are some things I am looking forward to……
On the sheet of white paper draw a sketch of the mountain scene you see today.
Story Writing Ideas
Good stories frequently come from personal experiences. Every day is full of experiences that make you think. You do things you feel good about. You hear things that make you mad. You are reminded of a past experience. See if these prompts give you some realistic fiction story ideas.
A memory from young childhood…..
A time that was really funny…..
A time that was sad…..
A time I was really angry…..
A time I was frightened…..
Here is a list of other ideas that may help you create a good story.
My best day
My worst day
An unforgettable dream
The hardest thing I have ever done
The worst thing to wait for
My best kitchen creation
A time I was sick
My secret snacks
Things that drive me crazy
Write about at least three of the above topics.