Writing: Write Right! Time to Clean Writing Homes

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5th - 12th, Homeschool
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For this activity, students will clean their writing homes. This posting focuses on three aspects of writing:
1. Writing Hang-Ups
2. Making Sense out of Scents, and
3. Musty Memories

Although each seems like a separate entity from the others, it is not. Students need to expel the roadblocks that stymie their chances for writing success before they can mine their hearts and minds for ideas where they can incorporate sensory imagery.

In the first activity, Writing Hang-Ups, students will identify three fears that keep them from being successful writers and will brainstorm solutions for them.

For the second printable, they will explore one of the least used senses, the sense of smell, in Making Sense out of Scents.

Finally, for Airing Out Musty Memories, students will take a trip down Memory Lane to dig out some workable writing ideas. They will sketch the floor plan of their first house and then focus on one particular room that they will decorate and furnish as musty memories form in their minds.

These Common Core and Bloom's Taxonomy aligned activities may be taught individually or as a unit.The key is that students will use them to sweep away the cobwebs that clog their creative endeavors.

For More writing activities, check out
Writing Warmup Activities - Mental Stretches
Writing Portfolio Activity: Scavenger Hunt

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