26 Jan , 2016  

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.

5 sentences:

  1. We kept hearing the sound of the garbage truck.
  2. I knew that I had forgotten to do my homework.
  3. My mother had also wanted to make an appointment with the pediatrician.
  4. The weatherman predicted that the day would be filled with sunshine.
  5. The new anchor kept talking about the election.



5 words: police, tree, socks, spaghetti, tuna

5 sentences:

  1. The police department in my town is just around the corner from my house.
  2. Every summer I try to find the biggest tree around to climb.
  3. My mom always complains that my socks stink after I get home from camp.
  4. 4. Spaghetti with meatballs is my favorite dinner.
  5. If you ask me which food I really don’t like, it is tuna fish sandwiches.



5 words: plate, pencil, building, dog, salad

5 sentences:

  1.  My mom taught me to finish everything on my plate at dinner.
  2.  The only problem with a pencil, is that they do not stay sharp long enough.
  3.  Our school building is made of bricks.
  4.  Every night I get woken up by the sound of a barking dog across the street.
  5.  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.