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New Review Charlie Brown and Friends
Charles Schulz' Charlie Brown and Friends, a collection of Peanuts comic strips, provides young readers with an opportunity to engage in full-class discussions, work in groups to examine how Schulz develops his characters, and independently craft original stories.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 12 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Designed
A BIOGRAPHICAL JOURNEY: USING THE LITTLE PRINCE TO EXPLORE BIOGRAPHY & CREAIVE WRITING
Students integrate Author and Biography study with Students personal perspective. They make connections between research and creative writing. Students enrich research and critical thinking skills. They encourage students to think about and develop their own life stories.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 13 Views 41 Downloads
Lesson Plan: Carving Through History
Peek into the art and history of ancient Mexico by analyzing the artifact Stone Serpent Heads. Learners examine images of the piece, discuss its origin, history, and significance. They experience the carving process by creating similar pieces from clay or soap.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 23 Views 47 Downloads
Writing Short Stories: The Fun Way
Do your young authors suffer from Writer's Block when they try to write short stories? Access their natural creativity with C-Gor, the writing monster! Intended for use with a SMART board (but not restricted to it), the lesson plan takes aspiring authors through a new writing process called C-Gor (Character, Goals, Obstacles, Results).
7th - 9th Language Arts 85 Views 351 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Running for President Story Starter
Most American children have, at one point or another, imagined what it would be like to run for president. Offer this creative writing prompt to young writers and discover how the world would change if kids were charge.
1st - 4th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Finding a Pot of Gold Story Starter
Young or old, the prospect of finding a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow captures the imagination of us all. Encourage children to explore the possibilities of this interesting myth with a fun and simple creative writing prompt.
1st - 4th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
George Washington Story Starter
Imagine traveling back in time and having the opportunity to meet the very first president of the United States, what would you do? Challenge the imagination and creative writing skills of young learners with this fun writing prompt.
1st - 4th Language Arts 7 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
St. Patrick's Day 4 Leaf Clover Story Starter
What if four leaf clovers really did bring good luck, how would they change people's lives? This fun creative writing activity asks children to tap into their imaginations as they explore the possibilities of this interesting superstition.
1st - 4th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Crucible Project Sheet
Provide your pupils with 12 project options for The Crucible by Arthur Miller. The first six are creative writing assignments ranging from a letter to the editor to a memoir. Each option comes with a brief description and there is a rubric provided that is applicable to all creative writing projects.
8th - 11th Language Arts 20 Views 22 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Creative Writing Unit: Analyzing, Interpreting, Discussing and Writing Various Genres of African-American Literature
A six-week unit takes high schoolers through various works of African-American literature, including poems, plays, and short stories. The lesson plan format includes a week-by-week description of activities, goals, materials, and assessments.
10th - 12th Language Arts 21 Views 109 Downloads
Creative Writing for Film
Students select a piece of their original writing to transition to a short movie. An appropriate use of credits, visuals, editing, and music are fostered in this instructional activity. The projects are converted to CDs which can be shown at a film festival.
9th - 12th Language Arts 8 Views 24 Downloads
Cells Group Creative Writing
Tap into writing skills in your science class with this creative writing activity! Get your class to learn the words mitochondria, cytoplasm, chloroplast, chlorophyll, nucleolus, nucleus, tissues, organs, vacuole, and chromosome by writing a brief collaborative story in 25 minutes.
5th - 8th Language Arts 12 Views 80 Downloads
Creative Writing: Children's Building Blocks
Your class can participate in a writing program involving four building blocks. By exploring words, sentences, writing forms, and story organization, they improve their creative writing skills throughout this year-long unit. Early in the unit, students write autobiographies and progress through biographies, letters, and poems and end with stories.
6th - 8th Language Arts 9 Views 36 Downloads
Creative Writing Workshop (Middle, Reading/Writing)
Bring this lesson into your unit about creative writing and precise language. First, middle schoolers create a piece of writing with the help of their classmates. In the second part of this workshop, they edit their own piece of writing. This exercise allows them to use their knowledge of grammar and word choice in their writing.
5th - 9th Language Arts 43 Views 313 Downloads
Lesson Plan: Humans and the Land
Art acts as inspiration for a conversation about human impact on the environment and creative writing. The class examines three pieces, looking for evidence of human impact on the landscape. They then write a first-person narrative, from the perspective of a human from the past.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 30 Views 80 Downloads
Introduce your middle school writers to a higher level creative writing activity. They become familiar with the literary term pun, and illustrate their writing with clipart they find online. They complete a worksheet on puns in which they identify which word creates the pun.
6th - 8th Language Arts 5 Views 86 Downloads
Details, Details, Details
Have you assigned your learners a creative writing project, only to find that their incredible creativity doesn't easily translate to writing? Here's some practice to kick them into sensory overload! Using their five senses, they choose vocabulary words from a word bank to describe a variety of scenarios.
5th - 8th Language Arts 43 Views 427 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable