Teacher: Matthew Little
Weekly Write 2

Spring is in the air. I know because I am sneezing.

Weekly Write Overview

Every week we have a short writing assignment:

  • Your submission should be about 120 words long, or half a page double-spaced.
  • Please be honest in your writing – I am not paid to mark google translate – I prefer that you write without too much aid from translation devices. You are not marked for grammar so long as you take my feedback seriously (which may include grammar advice).
  • The format doesn’t matter (Word document, photo of your writing, e-mail etc.), and it can be submitted on Canvas or through email (matthew.little@mpsd.ca).
  • I will provide feedback and/or proofreading for each of your submissions.
  • The next weekly write will be posted Wednesday.

Choose the prompt that most interests you.

Toggle the drop down bar to see each of the 4 Writing Prompts:

Prompt 1: Nature Walk

Prompt: Go for a walk in nature, or imagine a walk. Where do you go? What do you see? How do you feel?

Suggestions

Your account can be from the present or past, fact or fiction. Consider adding tension to your account – maybe you are hanging over the edge of a suspension bridge…

Prompt 2: Embarassment

This prompt was inspired by the “humiliation” experienced by these athletes. But we all experience embarrassment in our lives.

Prompt: You realize you have been calling someone by the wrong name for weeks.

Suggestions

If this prompt doesn’t work for you consider another from this website: https://www.thepencompany.com/blog/creative-writing/embarrass-your-story-characters-with-these-21-writing-prompts/

Prompt 3: TikTok Review

As the first YouTube comment for this video helpfully points out, “You know you start to get old when you have to listen to a news report to understand an internet phenomenon….”

Prompt: Does TikTok make the world a better place? Why or why not?

Suggestions

You could also write about TikTok more generally.

Prompt 4: 4 reasons to learn a new language

Prompt: The TED talk suggests that because I know you only through the lens of ELL, I could be missing out on your entire character. What are some interesting things I would learn about you if I spoke your native language.

Suggestions

Alternative prompt: Besides English, what other language(s) would you like to learn? Why do you want to learn this/these language(s)? What is difficult, enjoyable, interesting?