ERIC Number: ED203349
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Ten Minute Writing Activities.
Designed with junior high school students in mind, the activities in this booklet are offered as ways to stimulate interest in writing using as little as ten minutes of class time. The activities are arranged in six sections: (1) developing observation skills and paying attention to details; (2) word play, descriptive words, and word collections (outdoor words, lazy words, city words, soft words); (3) writing practice with puns, palindromes, idioms, and alliteration; (4) writing within standard poetry structures, such as cinquains, couplets, diamante, haiku, quatrain, senryu, sijo, and tanka; (5) working with "now" poetry, such as apologies, clerihews, epitaphs, haikon, limericks, and parody; and (6) word plays, such as answering riddles, using one word in many different contexts, personifying an object, writing invitations, and using colors to write common expressions. (RL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Regional Conference of the Colorado Language Arts Society and the National Council of Teachers of English (Colorado Springs, CO, March 13-15, 1981).