You wake up and hear a noise outside.
You open the door and find a note:
“Please care for this baby bear. Give it a name and take it to a place where it will be happy.” – T. Roosevelt Jr.
The students look up new words, draw the scene, describe the scene with a powerful opening, (see example in images) and answer the three questions included at the bottom of the prompt.
STEAM CLIPS are short movie scenes of inventive imagination -- in our heads. When we tap into these imaginative clips of thought and get them down on paper we find that we are on a creative adventure -- in our heads. The kids love these.
These Creative Writing Prompt pages are 6 Up and meant to be cut and distributed. (Save paper, save ink!) The prompts are purposely wordy without use of images. The "note" creates the intrigue. I incorporate Science, Literature, Engineering, Critical Thinking, and Art in the form of Doodling or quick sketches, when using these.
One or two per week to elaborate on each day. 15-30 min.
I like to use these with composition notebooks so the students can track their adventures and "collect" more.
See my Interactive Composition Notebook Cover for Creative Writing