Diary Selections of Famous People in Fact and Fiction.
Writing on these creative topics will impress your child's teacher whether your child is struggling, on level, or an advanced student.
Please add your creative titles to each topic and some great artwork and illustrations. Your child will be that mentally prepared, "back to school ready" student we all hope will appear from day one.
For teachers and home schooling parents, these topics are great for end of day portfolios and archived electronic journals.
Good writers can talk about more than themselves. They can mentally wear the shoes of the person or situation they are discussing. These challenges will energize your writing skills and place you into some challenging writing modes. Try a few selections that peek your interest, not all of them.
After reading some famous diaries, keeping diary notes about yourself, and discussing other famous writers, such as Maya Angelou, Ann Frank, and Lewis Carroll, you should be ready for this short-term project challenge. It is called Diary Selections of Famous People and Objects in Fact and Fiction.
In this challenge you will choose a situation from those that follow and assume the identity of the famous person or object involved. You will try to write his or her exact feelings before or after an historic or not so historic event. You are encouraged to practice being serious, humorous, or way out crazy in your writing thoughts.
Try selecting a different situation each day, or with your teacher’s approval make up some of your own that others might choose. Keep your ideas in a blog, tweet, journal, writer’s log, diary, or electronic portfolio.
Don't forget to brainstorm some great titles for each project you select before selecting the one audiences will like best.
Project 1. Kobe Bryant’s tweet after his season ending injury and learning he would not play in the playoffs…your favorites thoughts on your topic.
Project 2. Harriet Tubman’s entry during one of her slave rescue trips.
Project 3. A computer discussing people who peek away at his or her keys.
Project 4. Joe Flacco’s interview after winning the Super Bowl.
Project 5. Oprah Winfrey’s initial thoughts on the acceptance for broadcast of her new television talk show.
Project 6. The new diamond necklace’s viewpoint while hanging on a music star’s neck.
Project 7. Joan of Arc’s thoughts before she was to be burned at the stake.
Project 8. The Columbus fear of mutiny entry after months on the high seas without sighting land… or on first sighting land.
Project 9. Abraham Lincoln’s entry the night before he was to present his Gettysburg Address or thoughts on train composing the address.
Project 10. The Wright Brothers first thought the night they found they had a vehicle that was capable of flying.
Project 11. Beyonce’s acceptance speech after her latest AMA music award.
Project 12. Cinderella’s disappointment the night she learned she couldn’t go to the Prince’s ball…but then!
Project 13. Robin Hood’s journal evaluation the first time he met Little John and his new band of merry men.
Project 14. Your pet dog or cat on reviewing their treatment at your house.
Project 15. Betsy Ross’ entry the night she was told that her flag would be used as the nation’s banner.
Project 16. Sleepy (the dwarf) on his feelings about Grumpy’s constant complaining.
Project 17. Daniel Boone’s strategy for his first night as trailblazer.
Project 18. Snow White’s diary notes the day she awakened from her sleep.
Project 19. Robinson Crusoe plan after first sighting footsteps on his deserted island.
Project 20. What was George Washington’s entry the last night of his horrible winter stay at Valley Forge or after his victory at Trenton.
Project 21. Paul Bunyan learning that his footsteps made the Great Lakes.
Project 22. Van Gogh’s thoughts and reasons the day before and the day after cutting off his ear.
Project 23. Mary Shelley’s remembrances the afternoon she created the monster ‘Frankenstein’ in her new novel.
Project 24. Beethoven’s notes on learning that he would soon be deaf.
Project 25. The entry of Sally Ride, the astronaut, the night before her first space flight or Sally Ride’s notes her first night in space.
Project 26. Harry Potter learning he could fly.
Project 27. The Great Sphinx on all the history it has seen.
Project 28. Your cell phone always missing calls.
Project 29. Your favorite new smart phone application explaining what it can do or you explaining how an application you invented works.
Project 30. Dancing shoes or sneakers discussing the last person to wear them.
Project 31. Questions for Carrie Underwood after winning American Idol…or the second place winner’s recollections about the announcement.
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