Introducing the fun way to become a good writer!
I have developed and created a writing program to open the minds of kids and encourage critical thinking skills with a fun and easy exercise. Today we live in a world of technology where kids don’t need to write the old fashioned way, on paper. The project is simple. Students pick any 5 random words and write 5 sentences containing these words in 5 minutes.
The idea for 5 Words, 5 Sentences, 5 Minutes came from my 5th grader teacher, in 1966. Since then, I have been using it to help friends and family to become better writers.
Here’s are some examples of how easy it is to do.
5 words: Truck, homework, pediatrician, sunshine, election.
- We kept hearing the sound of the garbage truck.
- I knew that I had forgotten to do my homework.
- My mother had also wanted to make an appointment with the pediatrician.
- The weatherman predicted that the day would be filled with sunshine.
- The new anchor kept talking about the election.
5 words: police, tree, socks, spaghetti, tuna
- The police department in my town is just around the corner from my house.
- Every summer I try to find the biggest tree around to climb.
- My mom always complains that my socks stink after I get home from camp.
- 4. Spaghetti with meatballs is my favorite dinner.
- If you ask me which food I really don’t like, it is tuna fish sandwiches.
5 words: plate, pencil, building, dog, salad
- My mom taught me to finish everything on my plate at dinner.
- The only problem with a pencil, is that they do not stay sharp long enough.
- Our school building is made of bricks.
- Every night I get woken up by the sound of a barking dog across the street.
- Salad is for rabbits.
There are several school programs utilizing the “5 words, 5 minutes, 5 sentences” system to great effect.
Please contact us if you are interested in bringing this program to your school.