This Writer’s Life: I AM WRITING ACTIVITY



I Am Writing Activity


The latest episode of This Writer’s Life with Danielle Davis is an “I Am Writing Activity”
inspired by the fabulous picture book WHAT I AM by Divya Srinivasan!

In the book, WHAT I AM, the main character lists all kinds of adjectives they are. So in this episode, kids are invited to do the same thing—list positive qualities that make them unique in “I Am” statements.

Next, they’ll turn them into “I Am A Writer” statements to explore and own not only their identities, but their identities as writers too! Because they are writers! These statements will be ready to dust off and read any time they need a reminder to motivate or cheer them up on their writing journeys.

Plus, creative advice from the author and illustrator of WHAT I AM
and other fantastic picture books: Divya Srinivasan!
How special is that?
Divya shares the way she uses her journal to record ideas—and how you can too!

There’s a free, printable PDF with the “I Am” activity right here.

About This Writer’s Life

The goal of This Writer’s Life is to show young writers what writing looks like from the inside with honesty, tips, activities, and cheering-on in order to spark kids’ own writer’s lives. My favorite thing is to help kids develop their identities as writers, discover their individual writing process, and tap into their unique voice and imagination. Each episode also features someone from a creative field offering a piece of advice to inspire them!
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About Danielle Davis

Danielle Davis grew up in Singapore and Hong Kong and now reads, writes, and roller skates in Los Angeles. She has an M.A. in literature and creative writing and a background teaching English to middle school and community college students. She’s author of the middle-grade novel, ZINNIA AND THE BEES and the forthcoming picture book,TO MAKE illustrated by Mags DeRoma. She also blogs at This Picture Book Life and can be found on her YouTube channel, This Writer’s Life, a video series for kids and their classrooms.

Connect with Danielle Davis:
YouTube ChannelInstagram | TwitterWebsite | To Make | Zinnia and the Bees

Connect with Divya Srinivasan:
Website | What I Am, published by Viking/Penguin
Connect with This Writer’s Life Team:
Directed by Todd Davis
Edited by Skylar Zhang
Music, Design and Art Direction by Michael J. Salter
Founding Director: Rippin Sindher
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