Guest Author - Alissa Moy
The summer blockbuster movies are out, and now is a perfect time to encourage your homeschooler to write about these movies.Challenge your child with one or all of the writing prompts below, which are based on the latest cool summer movies:
1. The final part of the Harry Potter series will be in theaters on July 17th. Are you happy the story is over? Do you hope J.K. Rowling will create another book and subsequent movie? Why or why not?
2. Do the Harry Potter movies play out the way the books read? Was your imagination of the characters better than the actual stars chosen for the parts? If so, who do you think would have played the movie roles better?
3. The Smurfs are back at the end of July in a new movie! Have you watched any of the old Smurfs cartoons? If so, how do you think the movie will compare? If not, do you see this reincarnation being a successful one?
4. Winnie the Pooh is opening tomorrow, July 15th. Why do you think a classic like this is always brought back with each new generation of children? What is appealing about this honey loving bear and The Hundred Acre Woods?
5. X-Men: First Class is out in theaters. Each of the X-Men comic characters has special powers. Which of the X-Men do you identify with? If you could have special superhero powers like the X-Men, what would they be?
6. In Cars 2, the cars are personified. Do you think the personification of the characters, like Lightning McQueen, are true to life? Who do you think would be good voiceovers for the Cars 2 crew?
7. In the funny new movie Zookeeper, Kevin James plays the part of this animal caretaker. If you could be a zookeeper would you be one? Which animals do you think you would enjoy caring for most? Why or why not? If you would not be a zookeeper, what job might you have at a zoo?
8. In Mr. Popper's Penguins Jim Carrey plays the overwhelmed Mr. Popper. What if penguins arrived at your door? Where would you put them? What would you do with them? Would you keep them as pets?
9. In Judy Moody and the Not So Bummer Summer, Judy Moody has a summer to remember. Describe the best summer you ever had. Write about how it compared to Judy's summer, and what you may have done differently.
10. Pirates of the Carribbean,On Stranger Tides is the latest in the "Pirates" series of movies. Do you think The Black Pearl could really exist today? Why or why not?