In an effort to teach my younger students that it is possible for them to write more than just a few sentences, I like to stretch-out the creative writing assignments. This past week was a perfect example. On Monday, I gave them a sentence starter: “The river flows…” My third grade daughter wrote three sentences altogether. My first grade son completed the sentence and wrote one of his own to go with it. The next day I told them to continue that thought, but include the word “mountain” in one of their sentences. The following day they had to include the word “map” into a sentence.
Sometimes they write goofy things and sometimes they surprise me with their insight. Either way, I’m happy to see them writing!
If you don’t care for the creative writing prompts within the Day by Day, feel free to create your own! It’s not as hard as you think. 😉