Here are Terry's writing prompts/questions for the day:
1. Does your child enjoy writing? How can we link reading and writing in ways that will motivate kids?
I don't have kids of my own, but I am hoping this summer I can start a successful writing club with my "kids" at work. I like the idea of using writing prompts. What better way to connect reading and writing than having a writing class in the library?! When I was younger, I connected reading and writing myself by reading a book, and then writing my own version of a sequel to it. (I "wrote" the 5th book in the Harry Potter series before J.K. Rowling had released hers, and had Dumbledore die and McGonagall take over the school - sound familiar?)
2. What is your favourite book to screen adaptation?
I don't know if I really have a favorite. I don't know whether to say P.S. I Love You because for once I enjoyed the movie more than the book, or A Walk to Remember because my love for the book and movie are about equal (although the book and movie are quite different), or Pride & Prejudice because the movie saved me from having to read the book, or I also really liked The Fellowship of the Ring (it's the only LOTR book I've made it all the way through), just because of the amazing visuals the movie gave to the book...Regardless of what my favorite is, I will confess (and hope this can be true for the current and coming generations) that a book being made into a movie gives me more of a desire to read the book.
3. Do you or your child have a story that you like to "act out"? What is the story? and who are the role players?
Again, I don't have kids of my own. Coincidentally, as with question 1, I was hoping to have a weekly improv program during the summer. As you probably know, improv is a story you have to make up almost completely on your own, except for maybe a few starter ideas/props/etc. All children who attend are going to be encouraged to join our comedy games!