You stumble upon a random letter on the path. You read it. It affects you deeply, and you wish it could be returned to the person to which it’s addressed. Write a story about this encounter.
Pick a letter, any letter. Now, write a story, poem, or post in which every line starts with that letter.
Create a short story, piece of memoir, or epic poem that is 26 sentences long, in which the first sentence begins with “A” and each sentence thereafter begins with the next letter of the alphabet.
Imagine you have been living on an alien planet for six months. Write a letter to your parents (on this planet) updating them on the events of your life.
Write a 100-word story without using the letter “e” in any words. (It’s a tough one!)
Write an anonymous letter to someone you’re jealous of.
Write a letter to the personality trait you like least, convincing it to shape up or ship out. Be as threatening, theatrical, or thoroughly charming as is necessary to get the job done.
Write a letter to your mom. Tell her something you’ve always wanted to say, but haven’t been able to.
http://www.canadianmysteries.ca A critical thinking challenge for students, ages 14-18 Introduction During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Canada maintained a practice of slavery that forced people of Aboriginal and African descent to endure captivity and servitude. Many people at that time saw slavery as a natural social condition for certain peoples. However, there appear to be […]
http://www.canadianmysteries.ca A critical thinking challenge for students, ages 14-18 Introduction In the spring of 1734, a fire occurred in Montréal that destroyed a hospital and 45 houses on rue Saint-Paul. Criminal proceedings were soon underway against Marie-Josèphe, dite Angélique, a Black slave, and her White lover, Claude Thibault. The latter fled, leaving Angélique on her […]
Write a letter to your 100 year-old self.
Write a letter to yourself in 20 years.
Who do you picture reading your blog? Write them a letter.
When was the last time you wrote someone a handwritten letter?
If you could write an anonymous letter to someone, who would it be? What would you write?
Think about one thing in the back of your mind that’s bothering you. Now, write it a letter.
In a letter to a friend, write about a time that you were eager to see whether or not a prediction came true. Perhaps you had read your horoscope, or had your fortune told. Report your feelings of expectations or nervousness as you awaited the event. Then, report your feelings after the prediction did or […]
One of your friends has shared some of his/her problems with you. Your friend wants advice on how to handle these difficulties because things seem to be going from bad to worse. In fact, your friend is becoming panicky. Write a post/comment/letter to your friend, giving both your advice on how to relieve the panic […]
Select a news or magazine article, editorial, blog, or letter to the editor in which a writer’s solution to a problem is morally or ethically unacceptable to you. Write an essay in which you argue against the writer’s position and offer a more reasonable and acceptable alternative approach or solution to the problem. (Hint: try […]
Read the situation described below and use it to complete the assignment that follows. The Situation The Prosper Town Council is considering a proposal to close the town’s only movie theatre. Supporters of the proposal cite declining attendance and the potential to redevelop the site. Those opposed believe that the theatre is a valuable cultural […]
Read “Thank You Ma’am,” by Langston Hughes. Respond to the Story The first sentence of the story suggests that the tone will be humorous. What other details in the story add to the humorous effect? Despite the light tone, the story deals with a serious subject. Which details in the story tell you that […]
Laura Secord a poem by Raymond Souster Lady, long part of our history would you perhaps have been so eager that time to drive those silly cows before you through the forest mile after mile, risking who knows what indignities at the hands of the invaders, had you known you would end up on the […]
Read about the situation below and complete the assignment that follows. The Situation Imagine that you are Kim Green applying for one of the four jobs listed below. Robin Thornton is the person at the Hillcrest Job Centre who processes the applications for these jobs. Summer Jobs Available Volunteer Jobs Playground Program Assistant – assist […]
Look around your own home to find items that have been marketed with excess packaging. Use your research for the basis of a post on household waste. You may include specific product references to excess packaging. Select one of the products you identified above. Write a letter to the manufacturer expressing your concerns about the […]
Pretend that the members of your community have decided to turn off their cell phones, televisions, computers, consoles, hand held devices, game gadgets, etc. for a week. Write a persuasive letter to the editor of your local newspaper as part of the publicity campaign that would be used to inform the public, enlist their support, […]
What advice would you give to future generations? Your message could be in the form of a letter or poem.
When was the last time you received a handwritten letter via snail mail?
Write a letter to your great-great-grandchildren.
Politicians often state that one letter received from a citizen is worth a thousand votes. Decide whether you think Canada is spending too little or too much on the military. Now write a letter to the Minister of Defence, arguing your point deductively. Apply your premise to a specific example or examples, such as tanks, […]
Write a letter to an MP or MLA to urge better pollution control.
Write a letter to a friend explaining who you think they really are?
Write a letter to yourself describing who you want to be in one year and arrange for someone to mail it to you in one year.
What can’t you throw away? Magazines? Clothing? Old love letters?
Create a sculpture of a character. Use any combination of soap, wood, clay, sticks, wire, stones, old toy pieces, or any other object. An explanation of how this character fits into the book should accompany the sculpture. Interview a character from your book. Write at least ten questions that will give the character the opportunity […]
Compare and contrast how the following two poems deal with the theme of separation from a loved one: The River Merchant’s Wife: A Letter by Ezra Pound(a translation from original by Li Po) A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning by John Donne Focus on such aspects as imagery, symbolism, archetypes, mood, and characterization. Quote directly from the […]
Imagine you have a friend who thinks deeply and reacts sensitively to events around him or her. Your friend has just written you a letter saying that human life is full of more problems and sorrow than joy and hope. Your friend goes on to say, “What’s the use of living in such a ‘sea […]