Writing Challenge #2

I can’t believe the first month of 2015 is already over!  I don’t know about you, but it went incredibly quickly for me (I’m guessing it’s partially due to the fact that I’m counting down to my wedding!).  With a new month comes a new Writing Challenge…

The End’s the Beginning

Start a writing piece describing an event, but start at the end.  That way, you’ll have to describe the steps in backward order.  Instead of using the typical transitional words like: first, then, next, and finally, you’ll end up using words and phrases like: in the end, before that, prior, formerly, and at the beginning.


Write a biography about a famous figure without researching the person.  Describe details such as: birth date, birthplace, parents’ occupations, how they became well-known, etc.  Then, do some fact-checking and see how close (or far) you were to the truth!

A Bird’s Eye View

Imagine a bird is flying over you throughout the course of an average day.  Write from the bird’s perspective, describing what he sees, where he flies, and how long he spends at each location you visit.  You could even have him speculate on what you’re up to!

Katrina Martin

Katrina Martin is the owner of Katrina's Resources and a B-6 certified teacher in New York State. She specializes in elementary education and curriculum development. You can read her blog at KatrinasResources.com or view her educational resources on TeachersPayTeachers.com.

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