Teacher: Matthew Little
Weekly Write 6
“A picture is a secret about a secret, the more it tells you the less you know.”
Diane Arbus

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 5 Writing Prompts:

Prompt 1: Conversation

Prompt: What story could this image tell?

Suggestions

Use your imagination to write the opening of a short story or explanation inspired by this illustration.

This is a NYTimes Picture Prompt

Prompt 2: Special Key

Prompt: What story could this image tell?

Suggestions

Use your imagination to write the opening of a short story or explanation inspired by this illustration.

This is a NYTimes Picture Prompt

Prompt 3: 17-Foot Python

Credit…Big Cypress National Preserve, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Prompt: What story could this image tell?

The 17-foot, 140-pound Burmese python pictured above was recently found at Big Cypress National Preserve in the Florida Everglades.

How did it get there? How did these people find it? Why were they looking for it in the first place? What would you do if you came across it?

Suggestions

Use your imagination to write the opening of a short story or explanation inspired by this illustration.

This is a NYTimes Picture Prompt

Prompt 4: The Learning Network

Prompt: What story could this image tell?

Suggestions

Use your imagination to write the opening of a short story or explanation inspired by this illustration.

This is a NYTimes Picture Prompt