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Secondary – June 10

“It is through fantasy that children achieve catharsis. It is the best means they have for taming wild things.” -Maurice Sendak, born on this date in 1928. Explain why you agree or disagree with Sendak at the same time you explain whether you think trying to control the uncontrollable through fantasy is a good idea. PS – this will be the last week of writing prompts for secondary teachers before summer...

Primary – June 10

“There must be more to life than having everything.” -Maurice Sendak, born on this date in 1928. Explain why. PS – this will be the last week of writing prompts for primary teachers before summer break. Daily prompts will return on Monday 15 August 2022.

Secondary – June 9

Think about the time a person made you the most angry you’ve ever been. Explain the reason for that person’s behavior in a way that would change your emotional reaction from anger to something more positive.

Primary – June 9

“Books fall open, you fall in. When you climb out again, you’re a bit larger than you used to be.” -Gregory Maguire, who was born on this date in 1954. Describe how the last book you read changed you.

Secondary – June 8

Francis Crick, who with his colleagues James Watson and Maurice Wilkins discovered the double-helix structure of DNA, was born on this date in 1916. Using observations of your family and friends, explain whether genetics or the environment play a greater role in a person’s development.

Primary – June 8

“Television is chewing gum for the eyes.” -Architect Frank Lloyd Wright, who was born on this date in 1867. Explain why you agree or disagree with his opinion.

Secondary – June 7

“It was enough just to sit there without words.” -Louise Erdrich, born on this date in 1954. Describe the last time you experienced this.

Primary – June 7

“It was enough just to sit there without words.” -Louise Erdrich, born on this date in 1954. Describe the last time you experienced this.

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