Activity: Look at a scene in a book and write down all the times the author describes things with sensory details, uses strong verbs, or shows instead of tells. If you can't find many examples, try rewriting a sentence by adding in your own imagery.
Activity: Look at a scene in a book and write down all the times the author describes things with sensory details, uses strong verbs, or shows instead of tells. If you can't find many examples, try rewriting a sentence by adding in your own imagery.
Pick a challenge from your awards page and try to earn it!
Pick a challenge from your awards page and try to earn it!
Activity: Write your own alternate ending to a famous story.
Activity: Write your own alternate ending to a famous story.
Use the Real-Time Diagnostic for 20 minutes.
Use the Real-Time Diagnostic for 20 minutes.
Activity: Read a chapter of a book, then try to guess what will happen in the next chapter. Now read the chapter. Were you right?
Activity: Read a chapter of a book, then try to guess what will happen in the next chapter. Now read the chapter. Were you right?
Pick two "Grammar and mechanics" skills to practice.
Pick two "Grammar and mechanics" skills to practice.
Use the Real-Time Diagnostic for 20 minutes.
Use the Real-Time Diagnostic for 20 minutes.
Activity: Imagine you find a magic bottle that contains a genie. The genie offers to grant you three wishes. Write about what you would wish for and why.
Activity: Imagine you find a magic bottle that contains a genie. The genie offers to grant you three wishes. Write about what you would wish for and why.