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The Tadpole

Remember the animaton Finding Nemo? Use this video as inspiration for a story about animals – give them human qualities.

The Tadpole from Passion Pictures on Vimeo.

 
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Posted by on March 14, 2011 in Writing prompts

 

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Think about it

Is it possible to lie without saying a word?

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Posted by on October 29, 2010 in Writing prompts

 

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Writing prompt #15 – When humans ruled the earth

Stephen Ong has created an insight into the human machine and it’s consumption addiction.

  • Write about your response to this quote:  ‘If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger.’ – Frank Lloyd Wright.
  • Think about one aspect of the environment or animal world which we have exploited and imagine a better solution
  • What would happen if animals exploited us?
  • You are elected to save the world from human destruction. Your mission starts now…
 
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Posted by on September 28, 2010 in Writing prompts

 

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Writing prompt #14 – Dot

Dot. The world’s smallest stop-motion animation character shot on a Nokia N8.

  • Write a paragraph about a very tiny character braving the elements around her.
  • Write a song about how hard it is to be small/big/puny/pimply/nerdy.


 
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Posted by on September 24, 2010 in Writing prompts

 

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Writing prompt #13 – Cats get up to no good

Photo courtesy of janwillemsen on Flickr

What do you think your cat gets up to while you’re away from home?

  • Write a fictional story about your cat’s exploits. (Use your imagination if you don’t have a cat). (Use your imagination even if you do).
 
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Posted by on August 17, 2010 in Writing prompts

 

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Writing prompt #12 – Your life in pictures

Use these writing prompts or create your own:

  • Write about the story of your life so far (ESL)
  • Life is a journey. Write about your journey so far
  • Imagine you are 50 years old. Write about your life. Where do you live? What do you do? Who are your family members? What are you most proud of? What are your greatest achievements?
  • Bring in a few photos of your life so far, including early and recent photos. Use the photos to write about yourself.
  • Select a section of this photo story and write about it.
 
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Posted by on August 17, 2010 in Writing prompts

 

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Writing prompt #10 – Share your story

What is life like for kids in other parts of the world?


Read about children from different countries, their school and home life, and their customs, what they like to eat or how they spend their free time on this website.

How would you feel being a primary school student in Japan?

We also scrub the classroom and halls. My classmates and I have to clean the whole classroom! We pick up paper that fell onto the floor, we sweep the room, and we wipe it with a cloth. We even clean the erasers! I wear rubber boots when I’m cleaning the bathrooms. All of us help clean the things around us.

After you’ve browsed through different accounts, think about what kids from other countries would find interesting and different about your life and schooling in Australia.

Write about your life as a student in Australia. Include some pictures.

 
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Posted by on July 13, 2010 in Writing prompts

 

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Writing prompt #9 – The Muppets: Pöpcørn

Write a humorous piece about a cooking project that goes wrong.

You could write from the point of view of

  • a chef in an expensive restaurant
  • one of your parents
  • a TV chef
  • yourself
 
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Posted by on July 3, 2010 in Writing prompts

 

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Writing prompt #8 – The singing lesson

Russian animation by Anatoly Petrov 1968

Write about

  • a singing lesson
  • a piano lesson
  • a football training session
  • an art lesson
  • a cooking lesson

with a difference!

 
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Posted by on June 25, 2010 in Writing prompts

 

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Writing prompt #7 – A strange world

Write a paragraph about a place or event where everything is not as it should be. Think about the strange things that happen in dreams.

 
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Posted by on June 24, 2010 in Writing prompts

 

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