K-12 Writing Activities with a Spiritual Emphasis Pollyanna Barnes, chair Rondi Aastrup Marcia Daniel Roberta Merrow Apryl Symonds Introduction and Purpose
Pollyanna Barnes, chair
Biblical applications in a writing format to illustrate the writing process and support with literature
Write and illustrate a parable*
Modern day proverbs…every culture has them…*
Write a generic lesson plan that would work for writing with the focus of applying Biblical principles or S-of-P
Come up with ideas as to how we can do this…one example of that lesson plan on each level…list various ways that it can be used in writing across the curriculum…include goals and preferred practices…list resources
Participate in the Insight writing contest or submit to it or the Junior Guide
Write a children’s book and illustrate it and share it with elementary kids
Interview with God…research God’s character via Bible, then create an interview of Him from what you’ve learned
How to use this across the curriculum…curriculum connections
Write an epistle similar to any one of the Biblical epistles
Write their own Adventist Girl story
Write some Adventist Boy stories
Write a hymn
Write a play about…a Biblical story…a pioneer story…the background of a hymn…an old testament king…
Write their spiritual memoir
Keep a prayer journal
Design and maintain a blog
Design a website about a Bible character, an Adventist pioneer
Create a webquest about a character, pioneer, spiritual topic
Create a power point about a Bible character, pioneer, spiritual topic
Have each group come up with a skit that demonstrates the joy that comes in putting Jesus first, Others next, and Yourself last.
Story of Job
Grades 6 – 12 Research a concordance /bible : find a text to substantiate these quotations
Report: Educationally generated report that relates to the 8 health principles and publish in a literary forum
Debate – pros and cons of various health tips (Caffeine Debate), make a graph, persuasive essay
Design an exercise program
Design an Ad/Flyer promoting a healthy lifestyle (Use ideas from the 8 health tips)
Compare David’s Prayer, Hezekiah, Jehosephat . What were they praying for?
Story endings (Beginning, middle, end) Create an alternate ending to the following stories. How do you think it should have ended? Draw a picture to match your ending
Daniel in the Lion’s Den, Three Hebrew Boys, Writing on the Wall, Samson’s last hour of strength
Peter walking on the water
When bad things happen to Christians, is God still leading in their lives?
Yes. “I will not fail you or abandon you” (Joshua 1:5). “I am with you always, even unto the end of the age” (Matthew 28:20). “Whenever trouble comes your way, let it be an opportunity for joy. For when faith is tested, your endurance is fully developed, you will be strong in character and ready for anything” (James 1:2, 3).
Should personal appearance make a difference in our treatment of others?
No. In 1 Samuel 16:7 the Lord says that He does not look at the outward appearance of a person but at his thoughts and intentions. Also read Philippians 2:3: “Don’t be selfish; don’t live to make a good impression on others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourself.”