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7 Powerful Ways to Revitalize a Worn-out Writing Class


SHARON’S BLOG

writing classWe’re past spring break and desperately longing for summer to arrive. And so are our students.

Are your efforts to have a successful writing class this year flagging? Has the fresh air has reminded you that your writing class could use a little fresh air as well? No matter where you are in your write-o-meter, take advantage of these seven proven, powerful ways to revitalize your writing class and finish the year on an upswing.

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Who Was at the Resurrection?


HIGH SCHOOL PROMPTS

ResurrectionGloom. Despair. Grief. Fear.

There was a violent earthquake. There were angels. There were soldiers who fainted.

Then—joy! Amazement! Rejoicing!

This week is Holy Week for Christians. We remember and celebrate Jesus’ Triumphal Entry, Last Supper, trial, death, and resurrection.

The historical accounts of the resurrection in the Bible mention

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Story Writing: The Resurrection


MIDDLE SCHOOL PROMPTS

resurrectionThis week is Holy Week for Christians. We remember and celebrate Jesus’ Triumphal Entry, Last Supper, trial, death, and resurrection.

All of the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) have accounts of the resurrection, but none of the accounts are written in first person.

First-person point of view is when the narrator is telling the story, like this: “I saw the angels,” “I walked up to the tomb,” or “When we saw it was empty, he went in and I backed away.”

The disciple John, when mentioning himself, writes of himself in third person as “the other disciple,” like this: “So Peter and the other disciple started for the tomb. Both were running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first” (John 20: 3-4). What would his story be like if he had written it in first person?

Many people are mentioned in the accounts of the resurrection: Mary Magdalene and other women, guards, angels, disciples such as Peter and John, chief priests, Cleopas and the other man walking to Emmaus, and Doubting Thomas. What story could they tell?

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