An alien has landed from outer space and enrolled in your class. During the Valentine's Day party, you notice there aren’t any cards in his box because the other kids think he is different. Write a story about the party and how you will solve the problem. Include the following:
You are asked by your local newspaper to review movies and tell the public whether they should see, rent, or skip new releases. Select one performance by an actor or actress you feel strongly about. Rate the movie on a scale of one to five (one being “poor” and five being “excellent”) and write a paragraph defending your point of view.
To remain fair, describe at least one aspect of the film in particular that you did not care for and explain how it can be improved. Conclude your review by recommending whether or not you feel others should see the film.
Help warm someone's day this winter. Write a letter to a friend, teacher or family member thanking them for the nice things they do for you. Include the following:
You were playing on the playground yesterday and while running you knocked over your friend. Write them an apology letter.
Three things I did well today………
One thing I wish had gone better today…………
What is more important in life: presents or people?
What qualities do you look for in a friend? How do you try to be a good friend to others?
Have you ever had to apologize for something you did? How did you feel before and after the apology?
Who do you respect most in your life? Write a letter to the person telling them why you respect them so much.
If you could go back in time and speak to someone who is no longer alive, who would it be? Write out the conversation you’d like to have, from both points of view.
When did you first realize you were grown up? Write a story about what led up to that particular moment.
Think about a crisis situation that has occurred in your life. Did you respond like you wanted to? What would you have done differently? Write out the story as you wished it would have happened, or as it actually happened.
What is your ideal picture of the perfect best friend? How similar or dissimilar would they be to you? Write out an ad for a best friend and explain your requirements.
What are some things people can do to make friends with other people they once disliked?
Have you ever seen anyone fake listening or paying attention? How could you tell they were faking?
Have you ever had a good idea that people wouldn't listen to? How did it make you feel? What did you do to try to convince them?
What are some ways you and your friends can help those students feel less lonely?
Imagine your principal declared that only students whose birthdays fall between January and June are allowed to play on the playground at recess, while students with birthdays between June and December must stay inside and study.
Prepare a speech to give to your peers explaining why you agree or disagree with this new rule. Depending on which group you are in, do you feel the rule is respectful of everyone? Write a short speech encouraging others to accept your opinion. Be sure to consider your audience as you write and restate your main point several times.
Your teacher put you in charge of the class today. While in charge students start to not follow our classroom expectations. How will you handle the situation? Tell me about your day as the substitute.
Do you know your neighbors? Tell me about them.
What would be your favorite kind of neighbor if you could have a “dream” neighbor?
Like the creepy movie that was just out awhile ago, a person sees what they think is a murder taking place in the house across the street. Let’s say that’s exactly what YOU see. Tell me what happens next. NO cell phone…
What’s the biggest lie you ever told. Were you discovered?
Do you think lying is bad? Why or why not?
What would you do if your teacher accused you of something you didn’t do?
What would you do if your best friend stole something from you?
What was the nicest thing anyone said about you? Who said it? How did it make you feel?
What was the last nice thing you said to someone else? Who did you say it to? How did it make you feel saying that?