Writing Prompt: Frank Portman “There’s always a bit of suspense about the particular way in which a given school year will get off to a bad start.” What do you think of this quote? Do you think there’s some truth to it? Or do you think it’s maybe just true for the one unlucky kid in Frank Portman’s story? Do you start your school year wondering about the unique, strange, and even interesting ways it might not go perfectly? Do you have some examples of bad starts to the school year? Story option: tell a story (true or fictional) involving a particularly bad start to the school year.
Common Core Connection:
- Writing Anchor Standard 1: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
- Writing Anchor Standard 3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.