Time flies in a pandemic despite the rise in cases across my nation. This week, I'm traveling to south to visit family. I'd love your healthy thoughts along with the protection of my face mask, hand sanitizer and soap.
This past week, I enjoyed writing at Sarah Donovan's Ethical ELA. Margaret Simon and I teamed up to provide four prompts during the week to educators with experience levels from pre-service through retired PhDs. The response to the prompts was amazing. Teachers make great writers! And, I'm super inspired by their words. On Friday, we were treated to a prompt by author Melanie Crowder...outstanding!
Below is one prompt I shared--on Monday inspired by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater's Keeping A Notebook video #50 Lift a Word. Here's how the prompt appeared on Ethical ELA's blog:
"Lists, I know you have them...they may be three words or pages long, a series of to-do items, groceries? clothing sizes? What about lists you hear and love these days?
Peruse your notebook(s) for a list. Zero in on one word to write long about as suggested by The Poem Farm, Amy Ludwig VanDerwater in Lift a Word #sharingournotebooks #50. Note, Linda's poem remained a list. But, that's OK. It's the idea of looking at the lists that's the true prompt.
See what this prompt does for you. I'd love to see your response.
If you're looking for more fun, see how I shared (with permission) Linda Baie's recent prompt (February Poem Project) Small Fictions to write this poem:
I encourage writing teachers to check out the monthly writing prompts at Ethical ELA. It's fun, low stress and keeps my pen moving. Sarah offers much more for educators at her blog. Check it out.
Many thanks to Karen at Karen's Got a Blog! for hosting today's round-up.
I'm hosting Poetry Friday next week. I love kicking things off Thursday evening about Happy Hour time -- ya, know it's five o'clock somewhere! See you soon.