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#SOL16. No.4.

I shared a great laugh with my daughter today. For you to fully enjoy the humor, you must know that her brother-in-law’s name is Will.

Her boys are free writing daily in their journals
–they are loving it because free writing is rough, rough drafting, no rules–
and to help them get started, she gives them a starter prompt.

Today’s starter prompt was “Grandma will . . . ”

The procedures for free writing are simple.
They are to complete the starter prompt to form a sentence and continue writing whatever comes to mind for 10 minutes. (There are some other guidelines to free writing, but this isn’t the post to discuss those.)

TS (12 years old) matter-of-factly read the starter prompt out loud, “Grandma will …”

NC (10 years old) echoed it as he began to write in his journal, “Grandma will …”

BN (8 years old) was already engrossed in his writing.

And EN (just turned 5) was completely puzzled, “Who’s Grandma Will?”

Sometimes the letters must be seen for the text to be understood.

Grandma will . . .  /   Grandma Will . . .
We have a perfect crash blossom!

What? You’ve never heard of crash blossoms?
Well, neither had I until recently.
Crash blossoms is a fairly new term.
However, the concept is not new.

If you know a crash blossom, please share it with me in the comments. Thanks!

Oh, by the way, March 4th is National Grammar Day.

Ah, another crash blossom:  March fourth. March forth!

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