Prompt #11 (18)

Many thanks to you all! 

Thank you to those of you who completed the short survey. As you can see, I have taken on board what you said & we are off again for the next term.

I will keep the posts short because all you need is the prompt & the form to link to. Do get in touch if you need anything else!

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Another lovely picture that I have done as a jigsaw puzzle.

You could very easily tell a story with this one. I know some of your pupils have been doing 5 Sentence for a while now & would be well up for a story. Single sentences are fine too of course!

 

The form will close at 23.45 UK time on 28th April

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Prompt #10 ’18

All systems are go!

Massive apologies for the mix up with Prompt#9. Hopefully, the gremlins have now gone.

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For the prompt this time, you are going to France! This photograph was taken at the harbour in Honfleur. Have any of you been there?

Well, there is a great deal going on for you to choose your 5 sentences.

 

The form will close at 23.45 UK Time on 10th March

 

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Prompt #9

Shall we set up Team 5SC?

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Showcase news

Unfortunately, I am still poorly as well as trying to fit in too much work so have not been able to select any showcase pieces. Perhaps, each class can nominate a post? Just send me the ID number & name.

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The picture for this week came from a jigsaw puzzle that I did recently. It was called ‘Grandad’s Workshop’. There are lots of things to see. You might like to think about the smells that there might be around as well as some of the things that could be made or mended.

5 Sentence Challenge

The form will close at 23.45 UK time on 24th February

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Prompt #8

Making new friends

Showcase news

Ryan in Yr.6 at Ribble DriveSchool, Bury, UK

Puneet in Grade 3 at Prairie Waters Elementary, Chestermere, Canada

Isaac in Yr.2 at Kings Monkton School, Cardiff, UK

Max in Kindergarten at Holy Name Primary, NSW, Australia

Do send me your suggestions for the showcase. You just need to give me the ID number and name. Do get in touch for your certificate and blog badge.

Latest prompt

This time I want you to imagine what these new friends are saying to each other. What things would they be chatting about? As usual, choose your best 5 sentences.

Creative writing for emerging writers

The form will close at 23.45 UK time on 3rd February

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Prompt #7

Welcome to 2018!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and are now ready for another fabulous year of writing!

 

Showcase News

I hope you all visit each other’s posts and leave a supportive comment. Do send me any nominations for the showcase. All I need is the name & the ID number that is on the 2nd column in. It is so motivating to send out winners certificates.

 

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Did you get a book for Christmas? What are your favourite stories? Do you have a special author you really like? What is the book your teacher is reading to the class?

All these questions can get you thinking about your sentences this week. Of course, you could just describe the picture!

The form will close at 23.45 UK time on 20th January 2018

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Prompt #6

The last of the year!

This is the last prompt of 2017 for 5 Sentence Challenge. We will start again on 7th January 2018!

Setting the prompt

Would your class like to set the prompt one week? Do get in touch with your ideas [email protected]

A little showcase

As you know, I’m always trying to get some nominations for a showcase for 5SC. This time, 4 posts have been selected. If your post is here, please get in touch to get a blog badge and certificate!

James in Yr.2 at Kings Monkton, Cardiff, UK

Chloe in Yr.2 at Eggbuckland Vale, Plymouth, Devon, UK

Charlotte in Yr.3 at Sage Homeschool, Ontario, Canada

Leo in Jellyfish Class at Eggbuckland Vale School, Devon, UK

Well done all of you who took part. There were some great sentences in the 24 posts linked!

Last prompt of the year

Apologies to those of you in the middle of your summer but we are all heading for Christmas so I thought this picture would help you get into the spirit!

5 Sentence Challenge

The form will close at 23.45 UK time on 9th December

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Prompt #5 ’18

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For the prompt this time, we are going back into history. You will see from what the characters are wearing that the picture is not set in the present day. You could try writing your sentences in the past tense.

Things to think about:

  • What era is this picture showing?
  • What are some of the occupations you can see?
  • If you were there, which activity would you like to choose?
  • what is different here to the present day?

 

The form will close at 23.45 UK time on 25th November

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Prompt #4

Welcome to all our new writers!

It was lovely to see so many new classes join 5 Sentence Challenge last time. I do hope you will visit each other and leave some supportive comments.

Global links

If you would like to link up more officially, do fill out THIS FORM (new for this year!) and I will link you up

Special mentions

If you read a great post, do send me the ID number and I will give it a special mention on Twitter and on the next prompt. We may even award a certificate!

Setting the prompt

Do you think your class would like to set the prompt one week? What do they like to write about? what sort of genre would you like them to think about?

Just get in touch and we’ll get it sorted!

Latest prompt

The prompt this week takes place in a pottery. You can see lots of sculptures, shapes and designs.

When you are writing, try asking your reader a question or two. you might like to use – what, how, or where.

 

The form will close at 23.45 UK time on the 11th November. 

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Prompt #3 ’18

ALL ABOARD!

 We still need lots more posts on this super challenge so that you can share your great work. I hope this time, more of you will take part.

 

Come and meet Pie Corbett

We have started an educational chat over on Twitter on Wednesday evenings at 9pm UK time. We talk about all sorts of things connected to writing as well as ways to encourage writing in classrooms.

On 18th October, we will have the pleasure of ‘interviewing Pie Corbett of ‘Talk for Writing’ fame so do send over your questions for him. Do join us every Wednesday at 9pm. Just follow #100wcCHAT

 

Latest prompt

Yiou may think this is a rather strange picture as we had autumn last time! Well, some of you in the southern hemisphere are getting ready for your summer holidays and those of us in the northern part of the world will soon have a short break. So, we are going aboard the seaside train.

Although the weather here is the UK may not be as warm as it is in the picture, you may be going on trains to the seaside!

Things to consider:

  • Remember those full stops and capital letters.
  • Try to make your sentences a little longer using ‘and’ and ‘because’.
  • Don’t forget to use lots of adjectives to describe the colourful scene.

The form will close at 23.45 UK time on 28th October

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Prompt #2 ’18

The seasons are changing!

Here in the northern hemisphere, we have just celebrated the autumn equinox, when we move from summer to autumn. I love autumn when the leaves all change colour and the mornings are crisp with a nip in the air. For those of you in the southern hemisphere, you have had the vernal equinox which moves from winter to spring. I find these differences fascinating!

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Showcase

We really need to get a showcase going for these great posts. Just send me the ID number and name and I’ll pop them on here.

 

Latest prompt

You won’t be surprised to see what the prompt is this time!

Let’s see what great words you can use to describe autumn. Let’s also see if we can use some connectives to make our sentences longer.

The form will close on 7th October at 23.45 UK time

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