Wednesday, March 15, 2017

MIXED UP ANIMALS and MORE: Four Fun Writing Activities

Yellow cards were provided for each writing activity at the Santa Barbara Author-Go-Round
At the Santa Barbara Author-Go-Round in January, students spent the morning with four authors-- Kristen Kittscher, Lee Wardlaw, Eugene Yeltsin, and me. Before the program began the students could do four short writing activities, each based on one of the author’s books. Then at the end of the morning, students who wrote the most creative piece in each category received a prize of an autographed book by the author. We were impressed with their creative imaginations. Here are the four activities they did.

Create a Mixed-Up Animal (Based on The Terrible Hodag and the Animal Catchers by Caroline Arnold).















Describe a place you might go to Solve a Mystery (inspired by Kristen Kittscher’s book Tiara on the Terrace),















Invent a Wacky Disease (inspired by Lee Wardlaw’s “101 Ways to Bug...” series.)















Create a setting for a story in Another Country (inspired by Eugene Yeltsin’s book The Haunting of Falcon House.)

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