PROMPT: Five Sentences and an Orange Balloon

Yesterday at VoiceCATCH, we did a sentence-level exercise.  Here’s how it goes:

Write a sentence. Then:

1. Rewrite the sentence using half the words.

2. Rewrite the original sentence using double the words.

3. Rewrite the sentence with the same meaning, but using all different words.

4. Rewrite the sentence with the opposite meaning.

5. Add an orange balloon.

Wrap up: How did adding/reducing words change the meanings of the sentences? Did adding the orange balloon help you find and write something new? How could this exercise help in revision?