Hello to all Kid Star Writers! Here are a few tips on how to get started in writing.
Start with SQUARE ONE
Draw or cut out a paper square. In the center write your name, then write something about yourself that nobody would know about you by looking at you. This could be something like: “I play the violin,” or “I eat mustard sandwiches,” or “My dog’s name is Pumpkin.”
It is fun to see what you write down and to discover new things about your friends. There are stories inside you, waiting to be told.
Here is a poem I wrote after doing a SQUARE ONE. It is about my dog, Chorizo.
MY DOG CHORIZO
Stella Pope Duarte
My dog Chorizo is a mighty dog!
He looks like a sausage
and is shaped like a log.
His big ears flap as his tail wags,
and in the middle of his body
his panza (belly) sags.
His eyes are like saucers big and bright,
and he can see for miles with his
My dog Chorizo is a mighty pet!
He can roll, jump and fetch quick
as a jet.
His fur flies and his tongue hangs out,
and when he chases burglars he
really makes them shout.
My dog Chorizo is the best dog of all!
I can take him for a walk, hold his leash proud and tall,
and say my dog Chorizo is the
best dog of all!
Happiness is like the first present you open on Christmas Day.
Love is like holding hands in a storm.
Joy is like a roller coaster ride.
War is like the worst tasting medicine ever.
Peace is when your brother sleeps over at his friend’s.
Hope is like frosting on a cake.
Get a handle on where you are from. Use this prompt to begin:
I am from.....
I am from the desert
dusty, dry, violet skies
I am from a family that
loves, then gets mad, then
I am from a Mom who prays
every night and blesses me
and tells me angels will
watch over me.