This week’s COW Writing Challenge is a variation on one of more popular writing challenges.  

In October, hundreds of students wrote the “Five Word Writing Challenge.”  This writing challenge is even better.  It’s called the “Six Word Writing Challenge.” 

The bonus word list the students will use is only six words long. These words are:  throw, castle, slide, glove, glass, and question. (If they use up all of the bonus words on this list, they’ll be fed more bonus words from the COW Bonus Word List.)

An important aspect of this writing challenge is the sharing of stories after the writing session. When the students share their stories either orally or on the class bookshelf, the other students in the class can see the various ways these same five words have been used.  The individuality of each writer’s creative direction is brought to light. 

Tell your students to have fun making these six words a part of an amazing story!