Knight Writer Writing Prompt

Encourage your students to write every week with Knight Writer, featuring creative writing prompts and story starters for fiction and non-fiction styles of writing using a story, ad, photo or other feature in the Denver Post .

Each worksheet refers students to the appropriate page in the newspaper, asks pertinent questions and then gives a writing topic. The "Order of the Pen" at the bottom of each page offers suggestions to help students improve their writing.

Four issues are linked below, to go along with the 30 days of The Denver Post available through the eEdition

Click on a title below to view the PDF.

June 02, 2013 : Chalk it up...

The canvas is the sidewalk. The medium is chalk Artists flocked to Larimer Square and decorated assigned spaces with colorful chalk drawings (see “Chalk full of art”, Denver & The West, page 8B). One of the categories is for students. Student winners earn art supplies for their schools.

May 26, 2013 : Memorial Day...

The Memorial Day e-edition features an article headlined "Letters reveal a soldier’s soul" on page 1A, Monday, March 27, 2013. This article not only reflects on the meaning of this holiday but shows the longevity of the written word. " pick up these vivid descriptions as you move through the letters" says the curator of archives at History Colorado Center.

May 19, 2013 : How does your garden grow?

"Sowing bridges" on page 2B in Denver & the West section of Sunday’s e-edition show kids learning about compost as they prepare to help plant a community garden at North Middle School in Aurora.

May 12, 2013 : Mothers...

Page 1A of today's e-edition is an article about military mothers (those serving in the armed forces) and the challenges and successes they have experienced. TV critic Joanne Ostrow writes about the current crop of TV moms (Arts & Culture, page 1E). Parade is asking for votes for the all-time favorite TV mom (page P4).

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