English/ELA, On Wednesdays We Write, Teacher Resources

On Wednesdays We Write – Prompt #22

Prompt #22:

Words are magical. Let’s make something spectacular today.

Below you will find five sets of words. Choose one word from each group, and write a sentence using all those words. Look at the lists carefully. Let ambiguity work for you.

You may reorder the words however you like. Include as many additional words as you need. Experiment with sentence structure. Make punctuation do some heavy lifting.

While it’s fun to create nonsensical sentences sometimes, you should aim to write a brilliant and, well, magical sentence with this prompt.

Group 1

scale

scoop

plant

address

excuse

Group 2

groan

champion

fly

squeak

fool

Group 3

upstage

jam

highlight

bandage

flesh

Group 4

frame

notice

number

produce

report

Group 5

study

type

tower

wave

label

Prompt #22 – Challenge:

Opening with the sentence you have just crafted, write a narrative of at least 500 words.

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