- Choose a scene or section from what you just read and turn it into a comic strip or graphic novel. Be sure to include speech bubbles, thought balloons, and bursts for sound effects.
- Write a letter to the author of what you just read. Explain what your favorite part was, and ask the author one or more questions about what you would still like to know.
- Use the following conversation starters to share what you just read with a family member or friend.
- As I was reading, I was wondering about…
- This reading helped me better understand…
- As I was reading, I felt… because…
- I was surprised that…
- One lesson I learned is…
- Choose a quote from what you just read. Use that quote as the first line of your own song or poem. Have fun and be creative!
- Imagine you are making a YouTube video to tell other kids about what you just read. Think about what was important, exciting, or interesting about it, and prepare a fabulous two- to three-minute presentation. You can even use props or costumes if you want! Then deliver your presentation for your family, or record it on a phone and show it to them.
- Write an imaginary conversation between yourself and a person or character in what you just read. Think about what you would like to ask or tell the person, and what they would say to you.
- Invite a member of your family to read the article or chapter with you, or read it aloud to a younger brother or sister. Talk about what you found surprising or interesting, and what you each liked or disliked about it.
- Design a new book cover for what you just read. (If you read an article, imagine it’s being expanded and turned into a book.) Remember to include the title, the author, and a picture, collage, or other design to show what it’s about.
- If you could write a new ending for what you just read, what would it be? Compose your new ending, either changing what happened or adding what you think might happen next.
- Retell the beginning, middle, and end of the story by drawing emojis. Ask someone to decode each part to see if they can determine what the story was about.
Your Weekly Writing Quest
This week, choose at least two of the prompts below and respond in a notebook or on a piece of paper. Check back for more writing quests next week.
- You live alone with your cat and have for quite some time. One day your cat can't take it anymore and starts talking. What does it say?
- Would rather play inside or outside? Create a list of the pros and cons of each. Then write a persuasive essay on why one is better than the other.
- Write a short description to complete the following sentences:
- I'll never forget the taste of . . .
- I've never laughed as hard as the time . . .
- If I could be any animal in the world it would be . . .
- Keep a journal to record your activities and feelings. In the future, it will help you remember what your life was like now. Here are some sentence starters to help you begin:
- Today is _______ (add the date). This is what I did:
- Today I feel ______ (add a word to describe how you feel, like happy, excited, bored, frustrated, or any other feeling). I feel this way because . . .
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