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In this creative writing worksheet, students examine a black line picture of children playing at the sea shore. They write a story about the beach scene.
In this creative writing worksheet, students consider the stories they are writing as they respond to 6 short answer questions designed to help them shape their stories.
Students write creatively using magazine pictures. For this language arts lesson, students write a short story based on the themes from the four pictures given from the magazines. Additionally, students can write a story after the pictures are glued on paper showing how each picture flows to the next picture.
For this creative writing worksheet, students examine a black line picture of a winter scene. They write a story about a boy running in the snow and a snowman.
In this creative writing worksheet, students examine a picture prompt of an alien and a frog prince. They write a story about the picture.
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 activity takes aspiring authors through a new writing process called C-Gor (Character, Goals, Obstacles, Results). They list ten of each, then choose random combinations about which they can write a story. The writing will be zany, creative, and best of all, fun.
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. Pupils explore feelings of change, as their narrative describes what life in the altered modern landscape is like.
Learners use maps, on-line research, stories and poems to explore the oceans and the plants and animals that live there. They make a display and produce various forms of creative writing showing their work.
Students create a one-minute advertisement for a piece of sports safety equipment. They define the terms ad, advertisement, and commercial and demonstrate creative-thinking and creative-writing skills.
Flowering learners explore the concept of figurative language as it relates to poems, songs, or creative written expression. In this creative writing lesson, they complete several phrases using similes, metaphors, and personifications. Teach them to use questioning techniques while reading a selected poem. The lesson concludes when the individuals compose an original poem using figurative language.
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.
Third graders develop basic narratives. They retell a focused story and create a basic publication using available resources (e.g., pictures, colors, computer, copier). They experiment with different forms of creative writing (e.g., song, poetry, short fiction).
Use art museum paintings as inspiration for your class's creative writing works. Observing the paintings closely, middle and high schoolers list details and write descriptions. Their completed stories are displayed on bulletin boards along with postcards of the paintings.
In this creative writing worksheet, students observe a picture and use it to write a story about a difficult journey, a character who is a vegetarian, a piece of string, and someone who has knowledge of musical theatre. Students write 1 story.
Using common picture books, teachers can help learners develop the setting for their next creative writing projects.
Students are required to critically read two poems, answer factual questions concerning the pieces, and then discuss the different uses of breath as a metaphor. They use the samples as a starting point for their own creative efforts.
Emerging learners write an ending for an excerpt from Mark Twain's, A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court. After reading the text, they study vocabulary, research armor and the associated time period, and write an ending for the excerpt. They work on their writing piece using a scoring rubric as a guide.
In a GATE classroom, the key to producing creative writing is tapping into students' innate storytelling abilities.
Students review the Show Don't Tell method of writing haiku poetry. They practice distinguishing poetic language from academic language and create poems based on images, not explanations.
Research guidelines for correct usage, then explore how creative writers employ punctuation as an essential tool in their craft. Secondary classes create board games to teach elementary school learners how to properly punctuate. From the Learning Network, an excellent resource that uses New York Times articles to inspire authentic learning.