Writing Challenge #5

It’s that time of the month again!  (No, not that time…)  As always, I’m shocked that it’s the beginning of yet another new month, but here is May’s writing challenge, ready to go!

If, Then…

Inspired by Laura Numeroff’s book, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, or any of her “cause and effect” books, write a story using “if” and “when” statements.  And P.S., if you haven’t read any of her books, check them out!


Think of something that has changed during your lifetime.  It could be something that has changed repeatedly (for me, a cassette tape has evolved into a CD, and now almost all of my music is digital) or something that has gone through a minor change.  Describe how it started and where it is today.

Accentuate the Positive

Let’s be real: we all have flaws.  But some of our flaws could be spun into strengths if we consider all sides.  I might be bossy, which could be considered a flaw, but my bossiness also helps me be a good leader and urge others to get things done.  Make a list of your “flaws” and see how many you can turn into positive qualities.

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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