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    • Cynthia Rylant Author Study Writers’ Workshop Way’s to Generate Ideas Kim Sigismondi
    • How Can Parents Help at Home
      • Tell a lot of stories
      • Remind your child of special times
      • Read other books by Cynthia Rylant
      • Collect memorabilia
      • Ask about the writing we are doing in school
      • Encourage your child to write at home
    • Strategies we are working on in class
    • Reflecting on the Past
      • When writers can connect to the important parts of their own lives, it enables them to write from rich experiences, and the writing is better.
      I felt like a free explorer. We caught starfish and put them back, watched the sunset on the jetty. Quiet and wild times with sister, Judie.Adults didn’t bother us. With my dad-started my love of growing things. Grew my own food upstate. Playing at the beach, especially at the tide pools, lagoon Planting a garden in New Hampshire Why they are important Important times form my past
    • Writers Write About Places They Love
      • Writers think about their own special times and magical places to write about.
      During the day, sunlight through seasons A nighttime party during a holiday Maybe first and last day of kindergarten during recess, midday-scary, friendly in end The beach at Cape Cod My backyard The schoolyard Where When
    • Habits of Mind Help Writers Find Topics
      • Relax your mind to help you freewrite
      • Let yourself daydream
      • Clear your mind of all the day’s clutter
    • Objects and Photos Give us Writing Ideas
      • They help us think of topics
      • They help us think of people
      • Remind us of memories
      • Inspire us
    • Sketch to Write
      • Writers sketch images to help inspire their writing
    • Passions and Longings
      • Consider your personal passions, interests, and desires of your own that you could write about
      • Questions to help guide you
        • Who are the people who have influenced you the most?
        • Have you had any really special pets?
        • Do you have a hobby?
        • What is your favorite part of the school day?
        • Which topics could you write about because of how strongly you feel about them?
        • What in the world really excites you?
        • What do you yearn for?
        • Is there something you imagine yourself being as a grown up?
        • Which sports do you love?
        • Are there any other activities that you are crazy for?
        • Is there a special kind of friend, new brother or sister, or older brother or sister whom you wish for?
        • Is there a new pet that you dream of having?
        • Is there something special you wish to accomplish?
        • Do you have a dream of doing something special with someone?
        • Which holidays do you love?
    • Using Symbols to Get Ideas
      • Symbols in our world inspire authors.
        • The star of David - My grandparents, Passovers in Florida
        • Peace sign - Hope
        • Met’s symbol - My love of the team, games with dad when I was young
        • Toy’s R Us symbol - Shopping, buying baby stuff
        • The Apple logo - learning to use new programs, fear, proud
        • Black diamond - Skiing