Homeschooling Reluctant Writers
(A series of 10 fun writing assignments given by a pirate)
Aaaaarrrggghhhh! This is Dread Pirate Susan Evans here to give you ideas for homeschooling reluctant writers.
- If you had three wishes, what would they be? Write a big paragraph about each one. For example, if you wanted a mansion, describe the mansion in detail.
I found a genie lamp! Let’s make some wishes. (genie appears)
Hey, you can’t fool me! You’re not a genie! You’re a person dressed for Zumba!
“Your wish is my command.”
The Three Wishes of a Pirate:
- My first wish would be to have my hand back (show the hook). I got it blown off by a cannon ball.
- My second wish would be to not get seasick so much. It’s really embarrassing being the captain of a ship and have a queasy stomach, you know.
- My third wish would be… I wish I could remember where I hid my treasure.
What about you?
“Are you talking to me?”
Yeah. Yeah, you.
“Well, I already have my three wishes.
- My first wish would be to have a godly husband who loved me. I already have that.
- Secondly, I would wish for children who loved God and had soft hearts for God. I have that, too.
- My third wish would be to grow in holiness and draw closer to God. I have that, too. So thanks for asking but I’ve already got my three wishes.”
That was beautiful. (dabbing eyes with handkerchief)
This is Dread Pirate Susan Evans signing off. Aaaarrrgggghhhh!
Calling all homeschooled kids! I dare you to make a video response to this pirate video on YouTube:
- Write a full one-page description of your three wishes.
- Dress up as a pirate.
- Read your description of your three wishes into a video camera and upload it to YouTube.
- Go to the above video on YouTube, and press “video response.”
- I am automatically notified when someone posts a video response. After watching it, I will embed it right here on this page!