Thursday, April 02, 2009

If You Give a _________ a _____________

So remember how I was going to write my own version of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie?
My version was going to be If You Give a Wife a Credit Card.

In all seriousness, I am going to assign my Inklings (my two high school homeschoolers) a book project--a creative writing assignment. (Today they turn in their 8-page research papers, which we will all rejoice to be over with, once I've graded them.) They have to write a book for this series, choosing a one-syllable animal as the indirect object and something else as a direct object. I have three of the books at hand for them to read and use as models. Depending on the degree of difficulty, I may have my 5th and 6th graders do this assignment in the computer lab. My next bulletin board will feature their writing; I think I'll title the board If You Give a Kid a Keyboard.

Anyhoo, I thought it'd be fun if my fellow bloggers would write a round-robin version. I'll start it and tag someone. That person will add a line and tag the next person (one specific person). Who's game for this? I'll see the response I garner, give thought to what we'll write about, and if a writer's circle emerges, I'll start the "If You Give" story on Monday. (Feel free to offer title suggestions.)

The order of tags will be the order in which you sign up in my comment box. Got it?


terri said...

sounds like fun! count me in!

Laurie Lynn said...

Okay, I'll play!

Kelly said...

I'll be terrible at it, and give everyone someone to blame...yeah, I'll play!

krista said...

Love the idea...count me in!