Good Start & Stop Poems or Paragraphs are fun to make...and they're challenging! If you like this exercise, you might devote a page in your journal or your writer's notebook to paragraphs and poetry inspired by the Start & Stop Word Game below.
Click on the button below until you find a verb that inspires a description or a poem in your mind. Sometimes just one good word can put a whole story idea in your head! Click the button below until that happens.
The object of every Start & Stop Poem or Paragraph is to include the word you're given below in BOTH your first sentence and your last sentence. Can you do it without simply repeating the first sentence at the end? Can you make the first and last sentence different from each other, except for the word they share.
Optional grammar challenge: If you would like to change your verb's tense, that's okay! You can use one tense at the beginning and a different tense at the end, or vice versa. Spell carefully as you change verbs into other forms. Click here for some pointers on changing verb tense.