TEACHING THE HUDSON VALLEY BLOG
|6 prompts for writing about place|
|Posted by Debi Duke|
|on October 31, 2011|
One week left to submit student writing about the Hudson Valley. Next Monday, Nov. 7, 9 a.m. is the deadline. BY POPULAR DEMAND, WE JUST EXTENDED THE DEADLINE THROUGH TODAY.
If you're looking for writing prompts to help spur students to enter THV's contest, here are a few inspired by Ms. DeSanti's Blog. Most can be adapted for different ages and needs.
1. Make a list of places in the Hudson Valley you want to remember. Describe one or more.
2. Pretend you have to introduce an alien to your favorite place in the Hudson Valley.
3. Pick a place you love. Think about why you love it and then write the "official 10-step guide" to creating a great place.
4. Show students a photo such as this one of Eleanor Roosevelt; ask them to write about a place they associate with the person pictured. Download this photo.
5. There are two kinds of places in the Hudson Valley. A: ________________ and B: ____________________. Fill in the blanks and then explain how/why all places fit into these categories.
6. Show students a picture of a plant or animal and ask them to write about a place in the Valley where it might be found. One source of pictures is InsideStory Flashcards -- free English vocabulary visuals for four levels, basic through SAT prep.