Nature – inspired again!

DP #61: Inspired by Nature

Write a piece of flash fiction using the following prompt for inspiration:

The protagonist wakes up in a seemingly endless field of wildflowers in full bloom with no idea how he or she got there.

Take ten minutes.

Today, we’re going back outside! Your goal will be to pick one small aspect of nature to focus on. Write about it in as detailed a manner as you can. Notice everything about this one piece of nature. Start inventing a story for it or create a poem.

The second half of class, all of you will be sharing some of your nature writing from the past two days at the outdoor stage area. You decide what piece of writing you want to share.

Let’s go out and enjoy nature today!

Inspired by Nature

DP #60: Inspired by Nature

Write a piece (poem, flash fiction, etc…) using the following image: a smashed flower on the sidewalk.

Take ten minutes.

Today, we are going to explore nature as a means of creative written expression. We’ll be using

Thoreau’s model of nature writing

  • Keep a Journal.
  • Record Personal Observations of Nature.
  • Express Personal Thoughts, Feelings, and Ideas.
  • Show How All of Life Is Connected and Interdependent.
  • Be Positive, Warm and Open to All Life.
  • Begin Now.

As we explore the school’s natural surroundings, we will also take A Haiku Walk.

Let’s go out and enjoy nature today!

 

 

Writing Your Inspired Pieces

DP# 58: Who inspires you?

Write about a person (they do not have to be alive currently or someone you know personally) who inspired you and explain why.

Take seven minutes.

Hi folks! Today, you’re being given time to write an original piece inspired by your peers. Hopefully, you all brought a printed out version of the blog post(s) you felt most inspired by. Use it as a jumping off point and select the form you want your writing to take.

Happy Writing!

Starting your Writer’s Notebook

Welcome students!  It’s time to start creating your writer’s notebook.  To do that, you’re going to engage in a few writing exercises today.  These are strategies we will continually use throughout the semester.

Okay, it’s time to start your first notebook entry.  Here goes…


Daily Prompt (DP) #1:  

On the first page, write your name at the top.  Nickname, full name – you decide.

Underneath it, write whatever you want. Write about the history of your name, the significance of it, what you like/don’t like about it, other people you know with this name, names you wish you had, etc….  Poetry, prose: don’t over think it; just start writing.  You could even draw.

This entry will be an optional one to share.

*Returning Students: imagine your name has been taken away from you and replaced with a number. Explore how that would affect you.


 

DP #2: Writing from a List:

Select your own topic for a list, then make that list.  A list should have at least 5 items.  Give the list a title.

 

Now, pick one of the items on your list and begin free writing about it.  You have five minutes.

This entry will be an optional one to share. 


DP #3: Questions:

Write down a question you have to which you do not know the answer.

 

 

 

 

Now for the fun part!  Pass your notebook to someone sitting next to you and attempt to answer his/her question.  Write your response in his/her notebook.

 

Script writing: the assignment

Daily Prompt #51 (Last One!): Inspired by Image

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Inspired by this image, write for seven minutes.

Today, we’re going to review the requirements for your last summative assessment in here: script writing.  Here’s the rubric.

You have the remainder of the hour to let me know who you are working with and begin writing.  We’ll be in the lab tomorrow and Monday so you can type it.

Happy writing!