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2.1.1: First Batch of Exercises\(^{14}\)

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    Exercise: Writing Tally

    Think of all the writing you do. Try to tally it all up – texting, email, to-do lists, homework. Estimate how many words you write weekly. Report that to your class/classmates. What are their estimates?

    Now, ask yourself: How does taking in ALL those words affect who you are as a writer?

    Exercise Who?

    Create your own poem that has lines that start with "I am the one who..." 
    See example below:

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    Exercise: Questions

    Exercise: Attributes

    What are five (5) attributes that you inherited from your parents? If you aren’t familiar with the word “attribute” look it up; it’s common to refresh one’s vocabulary from time to time and everyone – even teachers – look up words and their meanings!

    Exercise: Boring Intro

    Attempt to write a “boring” introduction of yourself.


    Exercise: Olympics

    Invent a new Olympic sport. There are many unusual Olympic sports, like skeleton (running and then sledding), biathlon (skiing plus shooting), and curling (using brooms to propel an object over ice). Make up a new sport that would be fun to watch and play.

    Exercise: Invention

    Think about an invention that you'd like to have or make. Write about what this new device would do and why you'd like to use it.

    Exercise: Parents

    Out of all the celebrities/famous people in the world, which two would you choose as your parents if you could? Why did you choose them?

    Exercise: Animal

    Invent a new animal – describe what it looks like, what it sounds like, how it moves, and what it eats. Is it scary or cuddly or something else altogether? Would it be a pet or live in the wild (or in a zoo)? 

    Exercise: Holiday

    Invent a new holiday. What would this holiday celebrate? How would you celebrate it? Would there be any special food or symbols for your holiday?


    \(^{14}\)These activities may or may not be used in class to jumpstart our thoughts about writing and to get us writing in general. Maybe one activity will be assigned or none or all of them.

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