Welcome to our Middle and High School LinkUp #17 for tweens, teens and their Moms! We are so excited to have a linkup for our children to have a creative writing outlet and for us moms to have a place to share middle school and high school homeschool tips and techniques. The students are provided a creative writing prompt (usually). They write their article on their own blog or on their mom’s blog and then link their articles below. I am so encouraged and excited seeing how their writing skills are developing and their creativity is flourishing! This has been such a blessing to me personally and to our own homeschool! Thank you all for being a part of it!
You can link up at any of the following co-host’s sites:
Amy at Homeschool Encouragement
Clara at Clara’s Blue Moon (teen co-host)
DaLynn at Holy Splendor
Jennifer at Royal Little Lambs
Laura at Day by Day in Our World
Trish at Live and Learn Farm
Vicki at 7 Sisters Homeschool
Wendy at Homeschooling Blessings
If you are interested in joining us, linkup your article below. If you want to co-host, email me and let me know. Our focus for the co-hosting is for only moms of the teens, or the teens themselves to co-host.
guidelines for the linkup:
- The link-up will be open Monday through Saturday evening.
- Please link directly to the url of your post (permalink).
- Please check back and visit at least one of student’s submissions and leave a comment for them. Our job is to encourage writing, their Mom (or Dad) will take care of the critique
- If you don’t mind, please place the button and code in your blog post so others can find out about the linkup also!
- That’s it!
and now it’s time for the link up!
The story prompts seem to be working well… so I’m going to continue with these. Here is a list of prompts I found to help get your creative minds flowing! I combined two lists to choose from this week (one from Buzzle and the other from Practical Creative Writing):
- Procrastinate now, don’t put it off”. Write at least 5 advantages of procrastination.
- A random cleaning up of the house leads to the discovery of an old diary. What happens next?
- The new house owner discovers an old photograph in the attic.
- A spaceship stumbles onto a planet full of aliens who look like flowers.
- “This pendant is the only way that you can enter the castle.”
- Compose a piece telling readers exactly how one should go about caring for a pet Komodo dragon.
- Write at least 300 words on the life of a mosquito.
- The whole family sat down for the picnic, and the bear sat down with them.
- She was running faster than she thought possible.
- The sun set over the rooftops.
- It was more than just another place on a map, it was where everything happened.
- She heard tapping on the window.
- The fire had gone out and the air was cold and damp.
- She placed it in her pocket, turned and ran.
- He pulled the rope slowly, not sure what would happen next.
- The man had seen better days that was for sure. His nose was bent, his eyes bore old bruises and he had forgotten how to smile.
- The edge of the carpet was pulled back. He bent down to look.
- It wasn’t far now. She had walked for hours.
- The sea was the darkest blue and so was the boat. He didn’t want to get in but he had no choice.
- The tall building seemed to sway but she knew that must be an illusion. Buildings didn’t move.
- The cows gathered at the top of the field. They knew what he was going to do.
- The train was packed. She would have to stand all the way.
- The plaster crumbled around the window.
- The man whistled so cheerfully you’d never guess he had a corpse in his suitcase.
- The color green reminded him of home.
- She went slowly along the corridor, trying to find the source of the noise.
- It might take a while to finish the task but she knew it had to be done. Unpleasant tasks always have to be done.
- The owl swooped down and took the mouse, just as she knew it would.
- His eyes were brown with a tiny fleck of gold at the edge.