Slow Writing

BBP2It started with David Didau’s (@learningspy) blog post. BIF! Then onto David Riley (@David_Triptico), Triptico creator and education app designer.  BAM! (The man’s talent are for hire BTW.) Then it was back to my Year 8 ‘Creative Writing’ class for testing this morning and POW! With a thumbs up and a green light, from both the students and the my own humble opinion, the Slow Writing app is now online and available for you to use and contribute to.

http://www.triptico.co.uk/slowWriting.html

As David Riley says….

Feel free to share it with others if you like the resource and feel that it could be helpful. Any updates/changes/additions etc let me know and I will try my best to sort them.

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Here are David Didau opening slow writing prompts:

  • This sentence must be just one word
  • This sentence must end with an exclamation mark
  • This sentence must contain alliteration
  • This sentence must contain an assertion (an opinion presented as a fact)
  • This sentence must contain a rule of three
  • This sentence must contain an embedded subordinate clause
  • This sentence must start with the word ‘Although’ / When / As
  • This sentence must contain a colon
  • This sentence must start with a connective
  • This sentence must contain a metaphor
  • This sentence must contain a statistic
  • This sentence must be written in the passive voice
  • This sentence must be 15 words in length
  • This sentence must contain brackets
  • This sentence must focus on the sense of smell/taste/touch/hearing
  • This sentence must be sarcastic

And as this David says…

These are all the ones I’ve used but I’m sure I can think of others.

Cheers, David

Any suggestions, are most welcome. Leave a comment, Tweet them or send them direct to either David, I we will hopefully grow the app. And while you are at it, do look over the Triptico suite. As I have said many times, the most design friendly, attractive teacher resources available for FREE.

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