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Why Not Write Wednesday: Back to School

Every Wednesday our creative writing prompt encourages you to take up your pen and indulge your author self!

It’s that time of year again, Back To School time. It also happens to be that day of the week: Why Not Write Wednesday! This week, let’s focus on the new school year. What was your first day like? Can you describe it (or a moment from it) using all five of the senses?

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Five Minute Film Festival: Inspirational Teachers

Thanks to Edutopia for collecting and sharing these videos of inspirational teachers. Each one of these teachers has followed their passion for life and for teaching to do amazing things in the classroom.  Watch these videos to see HipHopEd, Zombie-based learning and other creative approaches to teaching. Make sure you have a kleenex on hand for the last video.

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Why Not Write Wednesday: Five Questions

Every Wednesday our creative writing prompt encourages you to take up your pen and indulge your author self!

If you could ask anyone 5 questions, who would you choose?

Imagine you have the chance to interview anyone (living or dead, real or fictional). Create a list of questions you would ask that person in an interview. Write about how s/he might respond.

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Why Not Write Wednesday: Upside Down World

Every Wednesday our creative writing prompt encourages you to take up your pen and indulge your author self!

Have you ever hung upside down and gazed at the world? For today's writing prompt, imagine the world really has been turned upside down. Things that go up now go down and everything is topsy turvy!

  • What is your life like in this new world?
  • How different would the world be if gravity flipped us all upside down?
  • What things would be similar to our world?

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Why Not Write Wednesday: Nocturnal Creatures

Every Wednesday our creative writing prompt encourages you to take up your pen and indulge your author self!

Have you been staying up late at night this summer? Write about the night from the perspective of a nocturnal creature.

  • What is life like for a bat, an owl or another creature of the night? 
  • What sounds do you hear? 
  • How do you navigate?
  • What do you see - or not see?
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Why Not Write Wednesday: Fire, water, air and earth

Every Wednesday our creative writing prompt encourages you to take up your pen and indulge your author self

Have you ever thought what it would be like to give the elements personalities? What would fire, water, air and earth be like as people? Use the picture below for inspiration or a starting point.


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