Invite your students to step into adventure with these simple yet significant writing exercises.
Even reluctant writers will enjoy:
- Riding a winged pony
- Stepping into another dimension
- Overhearing a dispute between a horse, a pig, and a cow
Writing can be hard work. Good writing most often results from much rewriting, and much rewriting can make a writer weary.
Using clear, step-by-step instructions, students who use our core curriculum — Philosophy Adventure™ — polish one primary writing assignment over the course of several weeks. We originally created these freewriting exercises to offset their hard work with play.
However, using these exercises, we quickly discovered that even students who considered themselves “non-writers” produced surprisingly creative work. Some parents even joined in the fun!
Use Creative Freewriting Adventure as a stand-alone resource or to complement Philosophy Adventure. No prep required. Just grab a pen and paper, set a timer, and have fun!
Recommended by Homeschool Editors, Authors, & Publishers:
“When the pressure is off, and teens are free to write for fun, their creativity can soar—often with stellar results! Stacy Farrell’s thematic writing prompts encourage teens to engage with some of the great philosophers in a way that’s both nonthreatening and exciting. Each prompt invites students to experience a snapshot moment in time and describe it using sensory details. For families who love to incorporate writing across the curriculum, Creative Freewriting Adventure is a winner.” —Kim Kautzer, Creative Director, WriteShop
“What a delight Stacy Farrell’s Creative Freewriting Adventure—A Journey into Freewriting is! Instead of simply writing stories, students are asked to become characters themselves and step into the thick of an adventure in progress. This is prompt-writing ingenuity at its best. Storywriters will ask for more, and I suspect that even the most uncreative students will enjoy exploring these new worlds.”—Sharon Watson, Writing with Sharon Watson
“Bravo, Stacy Farrell! Creative Freewriting Adventure is sure to get kids writing without complaint! The tie-in to history and philosophy are genius. So are the writing prompts that take away the aggravation of figuring out what to write by asking thought-provoking questions that get kids thinking and, even better, laughing. I can’t wait to use this with my own kids!”—Terri Johnson, Editor & Publisher, Knowledge Quest, Inc.
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