August 30, 2010

Word of the Day Writing Prompt

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Writingprompt_book Hi everyone. You may know that we have a STACKS widget called Word of the Day. Every day it gives you a cool new word to add to your voluminous vocabulary. (Voluminous was the word of the day last December. It means large, as in, it could fill volumes.)

I got the inspiration for today's Writing Prompt from SoccerBoarder on the STACK Back Message Board, who had the genius idea to use the Word of the Day in her own sentence. The word that day was "indolence," which means laziness, so here is SoccerBoarder's awesome sentence:

It was with great INDOLENCE that I practiced my flute this afternoon instead of going outside.

Your writing challenge now is to get the Word of the Day for whatever day you happen to be reading this, and write your own sentence in the Comments. You have to be signed in to your Profile to get the Word of the Day, so make sure to do that first! From your Profile, click the button that says "Add More" next to MySTACK. Then add Word of the Day to your Profile.

I can't wait to see your exceptional, ingenious, and perspicacious sentences!

image from kids.scholastic.comSonja, STACKS Staffer

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  1. lovebug

    I hate school so much beacuse the teachers give us homework and we have to do tests by our teacher that stinks but i like reading how about you?

  2. Emma_ Star

    I think it would be awesome if you had a place where kids could write what they wanted to write when they wanted to write it. I get kinda tired of writing prompts. Sometimes I just want to throw my own work and ideas out there. I mean wouldn’t you love it if you had this amazing story bottled up inside you and you got to type it up for others to read! Then they could comment and tell you what you needed to do to make your writings better. It would be like a REAL BLOG.