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Let’s Go Camping! This Week's COW Writing Challenge

Camping Gear (1)

This week’s COW Writing Challenge is based upon this visual prompt and the written prompt, “I knew this camping trip would be a disaster when…”

Ah, yes. It’s that time of year when civilized people abandon their civilized ways and head out into the Great Outdoors to battle the elements. 

Camping adventures are a great source of material for writing. Think of the potential for disaster– sudden storms, bugs, wild animal encounters, bugs, cooking disasters, bugs, forgotten supplies, bugs and the list goes on.

This writing challenge can be fact or fiction– students can write a camping story in which everything goes horribly wrong. If they’ve done some camping, draw upon some of their own experiences, then use their imaginations to stretch and reshape them. Of course, they may want to find a silver lining in amongst those dark clouds of misfortune!

Let’s Go Camping! The Great Outdoors Writing Challenge

Camping Gear

Ah, yes. It’s that time of year when civilized people abandon their civilized ways and head out into the Great Outdoors to battle the elements. 

Camping adventures are a great source of material for writing. Think of the potential for disaster– sudden storms, bugs, wild animal encounters, bugs, cooking disasters, bugs, forgotten supplies, bugs and the list goes on.

This writing challenge can be fact or fiction– write a camping story in which everything goes horribly wrong. If you’ve done some camping, draw upon some of your own experiences, then use your imagination to stretch and reshape them. Of course, you may want to find a silver lining in amongst those dark clouds of misfortune.

Your prompt for this writing challenge is:  “I knew this camping trip would be a disaster when…”

For Teachers:

  1. In your Bonus Word List Manager, go to the Shared tab and copy over the “Camping” Bonus Word List. You may want to add some of your own words to the list. Be sure to assign the list to your class. 
  2. As mentioned above, the prompt for this writing challenge is, “I knew this camping trip would be a disaster when…”

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