Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Prompt 3: Being Sick

Preschool children:  
Being sick:  Print this picture for your child to color and discuss with you.  One sentence lets you record your child’s thoughts at this age and has a line for you to share your own thoughts with your child.

School agers: 
What happens when you're sick?  What kind of sickness do you usually get?  Who takes care of you?  What kind of medicine do you take?  Print this page and use it to tell us your story.

Essay prompt:  Famous French author Guy de Maupassant wrote, “A sick thought can devour the body's flesh more than fever or consumption.”  Maupassant is not alone in treating thoughts as germs which must be contained, and many societies have exiled (essentially quarantined) those whose thoughts disagree with the ideas of the majority.  Are dissenting thoughts dangerous?  How should dissenters be managed?  Discuss.

Poetry prompt:  We all know what it sounds like to be sick.  Capitalize on this knowledge by writing a poem using onomatopoeia to illustrate the sounds of sickness.

 Lifestory prompt: Tell the story of a childhood illness in your life.  OR Tell the story of an illness that changed your life.

If you would like (and if it is okay with your parent or guardian), you can sign a submission form and return the form and your writing to the library.  Stories will be posted together on this blog beginning November 29th.  The stories will be publishes as a book in the spring of 2014.

No comments:

Post a Comment