January 23, 2015

English Practice Day 17: Like the animals do

Background

Did you every read Dr. Doolittle?

It was a book about a doctor who could talk with animals.

What if animalsĀ could talk?

Writing Prompt

If animals could talk…
Which animal would you want to talk to?
Why?
What do you think they would say?
What would you like to ask them?

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January 22, 2015

English Practice Day 16: Only one hour…

Background

Is there someone you really want to meet? Maybe you can’t because they’re famous, dead, or a character from a book (or movie, or any story, this is called ‘fiction’).

But… what if you could talk to them?

Writing Prompt

If you could talk to anyone…
You only have an hour. But if you could meet anyone (alive, dead, or fiction), who would it be?
Why do you want to meet that person?
What are some things you really want to ask them?

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January 21, 2015

English Practice Day 15: What are your goals this year?

Background

We usually start each new year with things we want to do. These are called goals.

When you finish a goal successfully, we usually use the word ‘accomplish’ or ‘reach.’

Are you good at accomplishing or reaching your goals?

Writing Prompt

My 3 goals are…
Did you make goals for this year?
If you didn’t, think of some now.
How are they going?
Why do you want to do them?
If they are going badly, why?
If you’re going to start from today, how will you accomplish them?

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January 20, 2015

English Practice Day 14: Talking about dreams

Background

Some people dream a lot. Some people don’t.

But even if you usually don’t have dreams, I’m sure there’s at least one dream you can remember!

Writing Prompt

One time, I had a dream…
Think about a dream you had.
Tell it like it was a story. If you can’t remember some details, you can make them up.

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January 19, 2015

English Practice Day 13: Today, you’re a super hero

Background

Why do people love super hero stories?

Well, today, you get to be a super hero!

Writing Prompt

If I had one super power…
What one super power do you want?
Would you be a good guy or a bad guy?
What kind of things would you do with your power?

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