If your experiences are at all like mine, you might have some students who just will not write creatively. They’ll create essays compliantly, but ask them to use their imagination and they freeze. In this post, I’ll teach you how to host a figurative language tasting activity–a lesson that gets kids writing every time!
Now, when I attend conferences and professional development, using mentor texts and sentences seems like a prerequisite for every quality unit. In this post, I hope to answer any and all questions you might have about mentor texts. I’ll try to include plenty of examples, links, helpful resources, activities, and lesson ideas.
My Creative Writing class has become my favorite class of the day–something that completely shocks me. Here is why you, too, should consider overcoming any fears or hesitance, and jump right in to teaching a creative writing class of your very own.
In a creative writing class, however, where rules are meant to be broken, creativity is unrestrained, and student skill levels vary wildly, providing that scaffolding can be a challenge. How, then, do you guide students and provide support without limiting their creativity?