I Love Words
Whether you love to write, hate to write, or fall somewhere in the middle, I Love Words will get those creative juices flowing. This book is packed full of fun, "think outside the box" activities. Some examples include: writing a funny story from a t-shirt graphic; decorating a cake with your favorite words; making a word box from a shoebox; word association; inventing your own words, and much more. The activity pages contain whimsical graphics (black and white with an accent color), with a feisty, humorous tone throughout. You may want to skip the couple mildly irreverent activities; for example, inventing your own swears words (with your parents' permission), but there is also a great "think before you speak" activity, encouraging kids to explore words that hurt and heal. Use just as a unique writing prompt book or to explore vocabulary and word use from a different angle. Even the most reluctant writer will find something to enjoy in this collection. Oversized, 124 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa
These materials cover various types of creative writing, includingdescriptive writing, poetry, journaling, and stories.