QuickWrites

Directions for Writing: Write a 5 – 7 sentence paragraph telling where the incident took place (see above for the situation). Remember the reason that you were scared. What were the emotions that were involved? What did you see and hear? What actions did you take? What were the results of those actions? How was the situation resolved? What did you do, and how did you feel after it was all over?

Do you agree that people can be anything they want to be? Why or why not.

How would you advise a friend who had to make a tough choice? How would you feel if the friend didn’t listen to you?

Write about a time that you felt something but didn’t know what it was or what it’s name was?

What are speeches for?

If Malcom X were alive today and were able to see our society as it is now, do you think he would feel the same way now as he did when he gave this speech in 1963? Why or why not?

Write a sentence using a simile (comparasion using ‘like’ or ‘as’).

What heroic acts do you see in everyday life?

How would you react if something that you never thought could happen happened? Give an example of what this could be? How would you feel? What would you do?

Why do you think that people like music so much? What does music do to people? Why do you think that only a small number of people in the world can sing well?

There are many brave people around us all the time, doing the little things that may actually be scary to them.

Think about a time where you had a conflict, either with somebody else or with yourself. Describe it. How did it get resolved?

Have you ever had to give a speech, like a class report or a speech at a school function? What was it like? If not, what was the most number of people you’ve ever spoken in front of? What did that feel like?

Write a 5 – 7 sentence short essay about the experience of a person who moves from a warm, dry and sunny climate to a cold and rainy climate. What would this person experience? How would he or she adjust to the new climate? How would it affect his or her life?

Is watching TV and being on the Internet a good thing for kids? How much time do you spend online or watching TV? Would you like more or less electronics use? Why?

Is war right or wrong? Why or why not?

How would you advise a friend who had to make a tough choice? How would you feel if the friend didn’t listen to you?

Write about a time that you experienced a personal loss and how you dealt with it.

Directions for Writing: Write a 5 – 7 sentence paragraph about this person, how you came to know that person and what that person did that impressed you.

Directions for Writing: Think about where you would go on the magic carpet and what you might do. Write a story about your adventure. Tell what happened in order.

Write a 5 – 7 sentence telling the plot of a mystery or terror movie that you are going to produce. Who are the characters? What is the setting? What is happening that is so mysterious or terrifying? How do things get worked out?

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