Sunday, September 23, 2012

Fact or Fiction?

At the two schools where I work as a teacher-librarian, we are having a monthly writing challenge for all students.  Our first challenge was called:  "Fact or Fiction."  Another title to this could be "Two Truths and a Lie."  Here's how it works:

Write three statements about yourself.  Two of them are true, while one of them is made up.  Here's my own personal example:

1.  I met Michael Buble at the Vancouver Airport.

2.  I finished third in my age category at the Reino-Keski Salmi ski loppet last year.

3.  I once went swimming in Kalamalka Lake near Vernon in January.

Two are true and one is false.  Can you guess?  Leave a comment below with your guess for which one is not true.

We are encouraging all ages of students to enter, with the little tykes getting help from their parents.  Everyone has about three weeks to enter the challenge.  During this time, entries are read over the P.A. system in the school or at assemblies.  At the end of the challenge, there is a random draw from all the entries for some prizes.

The purpose of the challenge is to get students and their parents involved in a variety of creative writing activities that are challenging and a whole lot of fun.

If you have any questions about this challenge or wish to further discuss this idea, please contact me at my email address:  chrismcmahen@gmail.com.

6 comments:

  1. Mysterious Comment-Poster, who leaves in a dramatifc puff of smoke....September 27, 2012 at 7:58 AM

    Hmm, this is a tricky one Chris, but I guess that you finished not third, but some other place in the loppet last year. Good luck with the writing challenge!

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  2. Mysterious Comment-Poster who leaves in a dramatic puff of smoke . . . you must know how slow a skier I am. I will now leave in a dramatic blast of steam and clap of thunder that can only be heard by the ears of a dog.!

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  3. I know you have been in Kal lake in January and I guess you are a Michael Buble fan but I can't see you in the airport so I am going with the loppet results!

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  4. Hey its Benjamin i was in your class of 2007-2008 your still my favourite teacher i have had yet. if your wondering i was the kid who loved to paintball, and i still love it haha.

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  6. I witnessed the first, and know you're crazy enough for the third, so I'm going with number two!

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