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Grades 9–12 ELA Activity Set 9: Write an Unnecessary Sequel and More

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Sharpen your writing, language, critical thinking, and reading skills with these instructional resources, designed for at-home learning. Keep checking back for new resources posted each week!

Resource 1: Create a Lit Playlist

Music and literature often go hand in hand. Many authors actually create playlists to inspire them while they’re writing. Have you ever wished your favorite book had a playlist? Or maybe it already does—many popular books that are made into films have them in the form of an official soundtrack. Choose a book to focus on—either one of your all-time favorites or one that you’re currently reading—and make a playlist to express it musically.

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Resource 2: Reflect on Your Experiences

As school draws to a close, you probably want to put the year behind you and focus on the future. But now is the best time to reflect on your experiences over the past year. Reflection is important for personal growth—without it, you may keep spinning your wheels as you try to move through life. In this activity, you will write a reflective essay about something you experienced this past year.

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Resource 3: Write an Unnecessary Sequel

Some stories are so complete that they don't really need a sequel—but we're not going to let that stop us! In this writing activity, you will think of a story that doesn't need anything more—and then add more to it anyway. They lived happily ever after? We'll see about that . . .

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