Solar flare . . .
You look out of the window and see this. Make complex inferences about the image to describe what it is. Where are you?
Take a Chance
There was once a chance I didn't take that maybe I should have. What would my life be like now if I had . . .
Describe a room in your home from an insect's point of view.
Think of a school rule that you do not like. Write a persuasive argument convincing the administration that it should be changed.
Embrace My Future.
Describe your plans to embrace, nurture and promulgate your culture and history throughout your education and daily life.
New Home. New Cracks.
You’ve just moved into a new house and are fixing it up. In the process of painting, you find an odd crack in the wall. As you explore further, you find out it’s a secret passageway—and you have no idea where it leads. You decide to grab a flashlight and go exploring. Describe what you find.
On the table, I had pebbles for the centerpiece right next to the onions and other vegetables I was cutting for the salad. Abruptly, "those two" burst into the kitchen, bumped the table and spilled everything onto the floor in a conundrum of colorful pebbles and veggies, but the party was going to start in an hour. Write a solution . . .
Inspiration from all around...
Two people who inspire me the most are...
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All subjects are vital to learning, but English is the bridge of communication. So let's build the arch, one word at a time...
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