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

  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.

  3. the cocopuff

    My word of the day is irascible. He was irascible today at school because he was not having a good day.

  4. queen cherry

    Hey? THis is a good Writing Prompt to use. I would go for it because its awesome. I dont usually get on allie finkle but its awesome keep up the good work and can you let me have an area where i can post things that i would like to post. Please write back. Please

  5. Sonja_Stacks_Staffer

    Hi Koala,
    Thanks for checking our spelling! Parameters is actually spelled correctly. Perimeter is a totally different word with a different meaning – and a great suggestion for word-of-the-day! I think I’m going to use that one next month. Thanks!

  6. Sasgirl201

    Hey this is a really good idea! Thanks for having the idea whoever did it friend me! FYI my user’s sasgirl201 so please friend me!

  7. Koala

    I think (I said I THINK) that today’s word (parameters) is spelled wrong. I looked in my dictionary and there was no word called parameters. There was perimeters, with an ‘i’, but none with an ‘a’.

  8. oneorangeshoelace

    There have been some concerns about recent reports of fans of different book series conspiring against one another.

  9. greenkoala39

    During the difficult quiz, the students conspired, and asked the teacher if the could capitulate.

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