Bfoot uses plenty of imagination and the perfect amount of description to continue the Group Projects science fiction story. Follow this link to see where the astronaut and millionaire are heading.
If you’re here for Encourage A Young Writer Day, you’ve come to the right place! Take a look around. Read what others have written. Let them know what you think. Write something of your own.
I’m glad you’re here.
With four writers working on the Science Fiction story in Group Projects, I’ve been eagerly waiting to see who would continue this story. I’m happy to announce the wait is over! The Purple Phoenix’s newest addition increases the conflict between the astronaut and the millionaire. Follow this link to see how Purple Phoenix uses humor to show two distinctly different personalities.
I can’t wait to see what happens next. Who’s going to decide? Could it be you? Remember, anyone can contribute to Group Projects any time. So, come on and join in!
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You can write stories with other kids right here on the site. To get started, visit the Group Projects pages or select the links in this post. Shiloh313 has begun a really funny story on the Humor page. She’s also added to the stories already started on the Fantasy and Science Fiction pages.
We’ve got three writers working on the Fantasy story and four writers working on the Science Fiction story. It’s fun to see what happens to a story when different writers with their own ideas move a story along. I can’t wait to see which writer is going to decide what happens next. Feel free to add to these stories – I’m sure all four writers would love for you to join in!
Shiloh 313 added a new poem, A Phoenix, which I really like. She also wanted me to tell you that she’s in third grade. Great job, Shiloh313!
Free and easy to use, these Writing Guides fulfill every writing standard within the Common Core State Standards.
Grade-specific guides developed for 3rd, 4th and 5th grades.
Please help me welcome Shiloh313, who shared the poem, Over and Under. This poem’s repeated phrasing reminded me of waves lapping against a beach – a nice break from the midwest’s latest snowstorm and bitter cold winds. Thanks for the image, Shiloh313, and welcome to All Write with Me!
Read Bfoot’s This is Amelia for an example of using words and rhythm to create strong feelings. I also liked how this poem created images in my mind without telling me what to see. Another impressive entry by Bfoot!
With Bfoot’s contributions to the Science Fiction and Fantasy categories, both of these Groups Projects are off to an exciting start. Read about a strangely glowing stone in Fantasy and a millionaire who seems to have no place on a rocket in Science Fiction. Remember, anyone who visits the site can add to these stories. Just type or copy/paste your contribution in the Leave a Reply box after the last submission.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 7,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 12 years to get that many views.
On November 15, 28,000 schools across the country will be celebrating I Love to Write Day.
There’s more. Libraries, book stores, community centers, authors, and anyone else who wants to will drop everything else and join in. Writing, talking about writing, encouraging others to write, and enjoying what’s been written. It’s been going on every November 15 for the past ten years.
It all began in 2002, when author John Riddell had a brainstorm. He was driving his daughter to a writer’s conference when it occurred to him that the world needed “a special day when everyone can write something.”
Anything. Or everything. John says, “Write a poem, a love letter, a greeting card, an essay, a short story, start a novel, finish a novel. The possibilities are endless.”
Does your teacher or school have a fun event planned? Publishers are donating books to schools that come up with creative ways to celebrate. A panel of authors will choose their favorite events. Free books will be shipped to the schools they choose. To enter, share the details of your event by emailing John at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Need some examples of how to celebrate? Here are two of my favorites: Students in South Carolina went to local nursing homes and helped the residents write their life stories. Fifth graders in Millville, New Jersey wrote letters to their state governor. A few days later he made I Love to Write Day an officially celebrated day in New Jersey. There are more examples and ideas available at ilovetowriteday.org.