A Special Summer Day

Young writers craft the story of a special summer day, detailing the event and why the day was so memorable.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Begin the activity by reading passages like the following from Ray Bradbury's Dandelion Wine: "Hold summer in your hand, pour summer in a glass, a tiny glass of course, the smallest tingling sip for children; change the season in your veins by raising glass to lip and tilting summer in.” 
  • Encourage writers to use sensory appeals in their descriptions
Classroom Considerations

  • The seventh in a series of 11 creative writing prompts
Pros

  • The exercise encourage the use of sensory details in descriptive writing
Cons

  • None