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Friday Writing Prompts: Week Two

by Kayla Aldrich, Read to Them staff


Hello, all! We hope you've had so much fun during your second week with Lola Levine is Not Mean! As we settle into Friday, be sure to check out the Character Highlight from Monday and our Next Book Connection guide from Wednesday if you haven't already. You won't want to miss them!


Before diving into the writing prompts, have you delved into the Flipgrid community for Lola yet? It's not too late to join - it'd be a shame to miss this week's bonus activity. Josh gives Lola a new, better nickname - Lola Levine... Soccer Queen! Take a leaf out of Josh's book and come up with a nickname for yourself! It could be something that reflects your personality, a hobby of yours, or it could just be something silly. Once you've landed on your nickname, design a poster to showcase your new nickname and hop on over to Flipgrid to show it off! We can't wait to see what you create.


Before we leave you, here are five writing prompts for your consideration:

  • Ben turns to Pelé, King of Soccer when he's sad or tired. Is there a book or movie that brings you comfort? What is it? In a paragraph, share what makes this works so special to you that you turn back to it time and time again?

  • Once Lola reads her apology letter to Principal Blot, her spots privileges are restored. Why is owning up to your mistake more meaningful than making excuses? What does this scene tell you about the power of an apology?

  • Do you believe there is more to Alyssa than we've seen so far? Is there a chance Lola and Alyssa might become friends in the future? Have you ever met someone and believed there was more to them than is on the surface? In 4-6 sentences, share your answer to these questions.

  • Lola's mother prefers that Lola avoid using certain words like "enemy" and "hate." Why is it important to consider the words you use? In what ways can your language impact others if you aren't careful? Write about a time that you wish you had chosen your words differently, and what you learned from that experience.

  • Over the course of Lola Levine is Not Mean, Lola learns a number of lessons, including: the power of words, the importance of apologizing for your mistakes, and the value of knowing your own worth. Which lesson was the most meaningful for you? Which lesson will you carry with you even after the book's last pages? Write about it.

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