Friday, October 2, 2009

The Exquisite Prompt

A great idea from Reading Rockets and

Our 2009-2010 Writing Challenge
The Exquisite Prompt

The Reading Rockets and Exquisite Prompt challenge is an activity that gives K-12 students a chance each month (October through June) to flex their writing muscles with writing prompts — and win fabulous prizes! The prompts are inspired by the 18 authors and illustrators participating in the Exquisite Corpse Adventure.

About Exquisite Corpse

What's an "Exquisite Corpse?" It's a kind of writing game, where one person begins a story, then passes it down through a chain of writers to continue the narrative. Writer M.T. Anderson explains it all here.

What's "The Exquisite Corpse Adventure?" It's a year-long serial adventure story that offers young readers an opportunity to get to know the hilarious side of a crew of award-winning, talented, and versatile authors and illustrators — sponsored by the Library of Congress and the National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance. Let M.T. Anderson fill you in more.

The Exquisite Corpse Adventure story begins here.

Our Exquisite Prompt challenge

In support of this rollicking story adventure game, Reading Rockets and offer students the chance to have some writing fun of their own with our Exquisite Prompt challenge.

Learn more about our Exquisite Prompt challenge:

The prompts
The rules
The prizes
The schedule
Additional links

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