Writing can be hard work. Good writing most often results from much rewriting, and much rewriting can make a writer weary.
BecausePhilosophy Adventure™ students create and refine a biographical narrative speech over the course of several weeks, (supported by clear step-by-step guidance and seven writing checklists), we created several freewriting exercises to offset that hard work with play, and simply encourage students to have fun writing.
We soon discovered that students—even those who considered themselves “non-writers”—produced surprising results using these exercises. Both students and parents were amazed. (Some parents even joined in the fun!)
We are delighted to share with you this “Christmas Freewriting.”