The Royal School story offers many themes students can write about. Below is a list of possible prompts. To begin, engage students in a conversation about The Royal School. What did they notice about themes below? How did those themes affect the royal children’s lives and choices? Ask the students then to consider what choices they would make, if they were to live life like the royal children.
Think of a time or special experience that changed you or made you feel different about yourself. Write about what happened Where did it happen? Who was there with you? How were you feeling that day? How did you feel as the experience happened? How did it make you feel different or change you?
If you could live with and learn from one person, who would that person be? What would you want to learn from that person? Why do you think it would be important to learn that? What values do you believe that person might offer you? How do you believe you would change as a result of that experience?
Ask students about friends. What do friends do together? What do friends like to share? Think about your own experiences. What was one of your favorite times with a friend?
Prompt #1: What does it mean to be a good friend?
Prompt #2: Tell a story about a favorite memory you shared with a friend.
Prompt #3: What is the nicest thing a friend has ever done for you? How did it make you feel?
Prompt #4: Have you ever made friends with someone you didn’t get along with? How did it happen?