Write an acrostic poem where the first letter of each line spells out the word SUNSHINE. Here's an example:  Sensing  Ultraviolet rays  Necessitates  Sunscreen. Or else  Heat will pierce  Into the skin causing  Newly  Erupted blisters.

Write an acrostic poem where the first letter of each line spells out the word SUNSHINE. Here's an example: Sensing Ultraviolet rays Necessitates Sunscreen. Or else Heat will pierce Into the skin causing Newly Erupted blisters.

Start a story with this beginning:    When I found the rumpled wallet lying in the center of the road, I didn't expect to find any money in it. But when I opened it, to my surprise, it contained...

Start a story with this beginning: When I found the rumpled wallet lying in the center of the road, I didn't expect to find any money in it. But when I opened it, to my surprise, it contained...

Write a 1 paragraph story using both versions of a palindrome- a word that can be read forward or backward. Here are some examples: stop or pots, snap or pans, evil or live.

Write a 1 paragraph story using both versions of a palindrome- a word that can be read forward or backward. Here are some examples: stop or pots, snap or pans, evil or live.

Write a short, short story with this first sentence:  "The footprint was bigger than my own and looked like a cross between an alligator's and a human's."

Write a short, short story with this first sentence: "The footprint was bigger than my own and looked like a cross between an alligator's and a human's."

Write a totally unexpected story with this classic first line: "Once upon a time..."   (Note: "Once upon a time..." doesn't have to come at the beginning of the story!)

Write a totally unexpected story with this classic first line: "Once upon a time..." (Note: "Once upon a time..." doesn't have to come at the beginning of the story!)

If you were a librarian, what types of books would you purchase for the library and why? What kinds of books do you think kids need to read more of?

If you were a librarian, what types of books would you purchase for the library and why? What kinds of books do you think kids need to read more of?

Start a story with these sentences:          In the pitch dark, I couldn't see anything. But when I stopped running, I heard someone or something breathing.

Start a story with these sentences: In the pitch dark, I couldn't see anything. But when I stopped running, I heard someone or something breathing.

Copy a passage from a book or an article. With a black pen or marker, black out some of the words. Arrange the remaining words into a poem. Questions? Google "erasure poetry,"

Copy a passage from a book or an article. With a black pen or marker, black out some of the words. Arrange the remaining words into a poem. Questions? Google "erasure poetry,"

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