1st Edition

Daily Writing Exercises That Are Not Personal, Not Introspective, Not Boring!

ISBN 9781877673702
Published January 1, 2006 by Routledge
112 Pages

USD $19.95

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Book Description

Some students just don't want to share intimate details about their thoughts, feelings and lives—at least, not with others in a class or group. That's where Unjournaling comes in. All the writing prompts in this book are entirely impersonal but completely engaging for both kids and adults.

Two examples of the 200 writing prompts include:

  • Write a paragraph about a girl named Dot, but use no letters with a dot (in other words, no i or j).
  • Why on earth would Yankee Doodle stick a feather in his cap and call it “macaroni”? Come up with a plausible explanation.

The book includes sample responses to all of the questions—a helpful tool for anyone who gets stuck with a topic and wants to see how it can be done!

Grade 7-Adult

Table of Contents

Introduction Writing Prompts Answer Keys About the AuthorS Common core State Standards Alignment

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Dawn DiPrince loves to teach writing. She has helped many people, from age 7 to 87, to become writers. She has taught poetry, journalism and other writing to middle school students at a local afterschool program.

Cheryl Miller Thurston is the president, founder and editor of Cottonwood Press, Inc., which she started in 1986 with a $2000 loan from a friend. Before that she was an English teacher for 13 years, grades seven through university level.