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Language Arts: Telling a Painting's Story
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.
Write A Story 4
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.
Picture-Perfect Story Settings
Using common picture books, teachers can help learners develop the setting for their next creative writing projects.
Tribes and Colonists
Native American culture and lifestyle in colonial America are the backdrop for these tasks aimed at improving writing and research skills. Young researchers use graphic organizers, journals, creative writing through story telling, illustrations, and literature response to complete daily expectations.
Journey Into Self
Eleventh graders examine the concept of the journey into self through a variety of literary genres. They express the personal notion of self by creating a picture poem and writing a personal reflection esssay.
A Rose Is a Rose
Flowering learners explore the concept of figurative language as it relates to poems, songs, or creative written expression. For 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.
Halloween Creative Writing Project
Students write a creative essay from a pumpkin's point of view. They role play that they are pumpkin in a patch and need to convince a visitor to the patch that they are the best choice for a Halloween pumpkin. They focus on using creative adjectives in their writing.
Halloween Creative Writing Project
Students write a story from a pumpkin's point of view. They are to use as many descriptive words as possible. They draw their own pumpkin to accompany their story.
Creative Writing: show rather than tell
Vivid descriptions are the heart of good writing. Present your class members four telling sentences and work with them to transform the samples into strong showing writing.
Utilizing American Landscape Art to Create Creative Writing
Students visit the National Gallery of Art and form creative writing pieces based on what they have learned about American landscapes of the nineteenth century.
Creative Writing in the Math Classroom
Students examine the use of pie charts and budgeting gas prices for a trip. They complete worksheets as they answer questions about a pie chart, outline their project, and calculate the cost of their trip. In the third lesson of this unit, they examine how to answer questions by writing Constructed Responses. As the culminating project, students design a travel brochure that shows the itinerary for a trip.
Creative Writing - Picture Prompt
For this creative writing worksheet, students examine a black line picture of a child picking flowers in a meadow with at bear cub looking out from a behind a tree. They write a story based on what they see in the picture.
In this creative writing worksheet, students examine a picture of a beach scene and then write their own story to accompany the picture.
Creative Writing Picture Prompt - Sea Shore
For 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.
Creative Writing Story
For 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.
Breath as Metaphor - Poetry Exercise
High schoolers 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.
My Fight With the Knight
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.
Linking Writing to Creativity
In a GATE classroom, the key to producing creative writing is tapping into students' innate storytelling abilities.
Fanatically Grammatically Correct
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 students how to properly punctuate. From the Learning Network, an excellent resource that uses New York Times articles to inspire authentic learning.
Show Don't Tell
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.