Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Prompt 4: Halloween

Preschool children:  
Halloween:  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: 
Which part of Halloween do you look forward to?  Print this page and use it to write about your Halloween.

Essay prompt: Francisco de Goya, famous painter of monsters, wrote "Fantasy, abandoned by reason, produces impossible monsters; united with her, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of marvels" (see for the etching and more information).  Do you share Goya's belief that reason alone is not enough to produce invention?  Explain.

Poetry prompt:  While the romantic poets often used the lyric (metered, rhyming poetry which evokes the musical to exploit the emotional) to express love (both romantic and other), it was also used to evoke horror and other emotions.  Try writing a lyric poem to express an emotion other than love.

Lifestory prompt: Describe a Halloween in your past.

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.

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