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An Exquisite Idea: Writing Prompt Challenge

Posted by Gina on January 12, 2010 at 10:29 AM in Authors and Illustratorscreative literacy
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exquisiteprompt.jpgFor some of us, winter wears out its welcome long before the season is over. If you or the kiddos in your life are anything like me, you've got an extended case of cabin fever. Here's an outlet for all that pent-up energy: the Exquisite Prompt Writing Challenge from Reading Rockets and AdLit.org.

This year-long activity and writing contest (through seasons warm and cold!) gives students the opportunity to flex their creative muscles with writing prompts inspired by famous authors and illustrators. The challenge is connected to a larger serialized story (called an exquisite corpse) sponsored by the National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance and the Library of Congress, and boasts participation by superstars like Jon Scieszka, Katherine Paterson and Kate DiCamillo.

January's prompt has Gregory Macguire (Wicked) and Patricia and Frederick McKissack (Goin' Someplace Special) to thank for its roots. Learn more and participate here.

Has anyone tried an exquisite corpse in a classroom or casual setting before? How crazy did the story get?

2 Comments

Ann writes...

Gina,
This is a fabulous website and program. I have just sent the information to three of my young teacher friends.
I also think parents will enjoy the writing prompts and encouraging their children to submit their writing.
Thanks so much for letting us know.

nicole writes...

I agree with Ann. This is a wonderful idea. You're brilliant, Gina!

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