Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Free Write Prompts from Megan F.'s Demo

Natalie Goldberg's Rules of Writing Practice (from her book Wild Mind)
1. Keep your hand moving.
2. Lose control.
3. Be specific.
4. Don't think.
5. Don't worry about punctuation, spelling or grammar.
6. You are free to write the worst junk in America.
7. Go for the jugular.

"Naturally, once you begin writing you might be surprised where your mind takes the topic. That's good. You are not trying to control your writing. You are stepping out of the way. Keep your hand moving." -- Natalie Goldberg from Writing Down the Bones

Why do you like to write?
Why don't some students like to write?

What's the most important thing you assess in student writing?
What's your biggest frustration in assessing writing?

Who is your current life gives you one-on-one, undivided attention?
How much one-on-one attention did you get from adults as a child?

What purpose or needs did your family serve for you in your childhood?
What purpose or needs does your family serve for you now?

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