Friday Story Share

Friday Story Share: Robert and the Kitties

And the winner for this Friday’s Storyshare is… Marigrace S.! Thank you for sharing your story, Marigrace! I loved every bit of it, especially the happy ending.

I hope this story inspires you to write your own!

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Robert and the Kitties
by Marigrace S, 1st grade

One summer day, a little kitty named Jack was snuggling in his owner’s house. His owner’s name was Marigrace. She loved her cat.

One day Jack ran outside to play. Marigrace went with him. They played on a cat toy.

Then all of a sudden, a mean dog ran toward them!

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Jack climbed off the toy and went back into Marigrace’s house because he was scared of the terrible dog. The dog was trying to attack the kitty!

Marigrace felt so sad and rushed in with Jack to protect him. The dog tried to get in, but Marigrace wouldn’t let him.

He scratched some paint off the door trying to get in! Then, all of a sudden, the dog rushed to another house because the dog saw another kitty!

The mean dog went in through a back door which had been left open and found the kitty inside the house. Marigrace saw all of this happen and rushed to the house. She got the kitty in her arms and ran as fast as she could to the owner, whose name was Heath.

Heath came and said, “Bad dog!” and he locked the mean dog in his cage. Heath did not let the dog outside to play for 4 days. The mean dog’s name was Robert and he was sad he had been mean. He just wanted to play with the kitties. So the owner said, “You may play outside, but you must be gentle to the kitties.”

From then on, Robert was so gentle. He and the two kitties were friends.

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Story Share Topic!

Friday Story Share Topic 2

Ready for next week’s Story Share Topic? Join in the fun and send in your story by next Friday, June 29, for a chance to appear on the website on Friday, July 6.

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Write a story about a summer adventure.

Some questions to ask yourself: Where does it take place? Who are the characters? Try to make the Summer an important part of the story. Write between 100 and 1000 words and share away! I feel warm and summery just thinking about these awesome stories.

As submissions allow, I will share three stories on my website next Friday, one from each age category! The age categories are:
12 years-old and under
13-18 years
19 years +

I will do my best to reply to each of your stories.
Stories should be 100-1000 words and should be appropriate for all audiences.
Please include your name and age (or age range!) in your submission and send to:

Okay, now go write a story!


Summer Writing Activities Are Here!

Summer Writing Activities

Looking for fun writing activities for kids, adults, and everyone in between?  You’ve come to the right place! I’ve spent hours of inside, outside, on-the-bed, under-the-covers, at-the-kitchen-counter time crafting a set of daily writing activities for the Summer, starting June 18 and ending September 3, 2018. I’m not sure what’s more exciting, the fact that they’re all free, or the enjoyment of working on them together! (Note: Have little ones? Read about how to include them in writing activities here.)

What do I have in store? An activity for every weekday for twelve weeks starting today. Pick and choose or do them all!

Fun List Monday

Fun List Mondays- Write a list with me! Every Monday I will post a fun list. For example: Five Foods I Like and One I Don’t. Fill out your list and enjoy it by yourself, share it in the comments, on my Facebook page, or on Twitter (with the hashtag #FunListMondays). Not convinced? Read about how lists encourage better writing here.

Poetry Tuesday

Poetry Tuesdays- Dip (or dive) into the lovely world of poetry! Each Tuesday, I’ll share a fun poetry activity plus a poem study for all ages, as well as an advanced poetry lesson for ages 14 and up. Enjoy one, two, or all three of guided resources.


Freewrite Wednesdays

Freewrite Wednesdays- Grab a pencil, a piece of paper, and a timer and see if you can put the stuff in your head down on the page! Each week I’ll have a freewrite topic to get you started, as well as prompt questions in case you get stuck.


Furry Thursday chipmunk

Furry Thursdays- Smash up science and English parts of speech together with this guessing game! Each week I’ll share a group of nouns, adjectives, and verbs plus a biome or two. Players will guess the animal based on the words. When you’re finished guessing, draw the animal and the words for drawing and copy-work practice.

Friday Story Share

Friday Story Share- Ready to share your stories? Write a story, send it in by Thursday at midnight and I will draw one out of the pot to share on the Story Share section of the website the following Friday!

Join in the fun! Fill your summer with the joy of writing.