Other Writing Projects
From Superkids by Jean Marzollo - Illustrations by Irene Trivas

Many of the activities on these pages may require adult supervision.
Be sure to tell a grown-up about what you're planning and ask for permission before getting started.


A Diary

The trick of writing an interesting diary is to select a detail from your day that is unlike the details of other days.
In other words, don't just say, "Dear Diary, Today I went to school and came home and played with Jane and watched TV and went to bed." Pick one thing, such as what you wore today, and describe it completely.

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A Journal

You may prefer to keep a journal instead of a diary. You don't have to write in a journal every day as in a diary, just when you feel like it. Your notes will vary; they can be a description of something you saw, an idea for a project, a list of things you need, or a question you are thinking about. Anything. Date each entry.

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A Speech

You are running for office and have to give a speech. Help! What are you going to do? First, write it.
Be organized. Be clear. Say what you want to say and say it in a natural voice so you won't feel uncomfortable when you have to stand up and read it aloud. Don't be phony. Copy your speech over, one paragraph to a page.
After each paragraph, write "Pause, look at the audience." Staple your speech together. Practice giving it to your family. Rewrite parts that seem boring or stupid.


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Jokes and Riddles

Many jokes and riddles follow certain formats which, if you understand them, may make it easier for you to write them down and punctuate them correctly.

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Based on the book SUPERKIDS: Creative Learning Activities for Children 5-15
Text © Jean Marzollo, Illustrations © Irene Trivas

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