It seems obvious that writing about a photo you selected with a personal emotional connection would be a great inspiration.But I found that writing about a random photo with…by Cal La Fountain Grades: High school and college Learning Goals In this lesson, students will use Internet search results to generate random language for the basis of a poem, story, or essay.
The point of that exercise was for students to realize how…
This is is one of three lesson plans that accompany the essay The Advanced Class.
The stories are continually passed around the room so students write a beginning one time and then write a middle and an end.
Anyone who is not writing is asked to illustrate the part they have completed.
by Jason De Hart As a teacher in an undergraduate composition course for incoming freshmen, one of the great joys I have experienced is setting the stage for analytical writing with a variety of reading experiences.
In fact, I have discovered a new-found love for analysis by teaching composition in this way. by Matt Malyon The day after the 2016 election, I was scheduled to facilitate a creative writing workshop at our site in Skagit County Juvenile Detention. by Tiphanie Yanique The following is an excerpt from Spellbound: The Art of Teaching Poetry, a new book from Teachers & Writers Collaborative. by Jessie Paddock Objectives: Students will: Engage in close reading of tweets by 2020 presidential candidates.I’d awoken that morning into what felt like a new and darker version of America. Edited by Matthew Burgess, Spellbound offers a range of exciting ideas to inspire students of all ages to explore their potential as writers and creators. Consider the importance of evidence and action as the next steps of a protest.Expand protest signs to serve as pillars of an imaginary election campaign or use protest signs as an inspiration for a short piece of fiction…We have plenty of poetry and short-story activities for them to enjoy, plus many other types of lessons!We have holiday-themed worksheets, daily writing prompts, graphic organizers, figurative language worksheets, character analysis exercises, vocabulary builders, cross-curricular projects, and much more!A fun activity for your students to work on beginning, middle, and end."I use a story swap to teach beginning, middle, and ending parts of a story. Pull several desks into a circle (4-7 students works well). Teacher uses a timer and at the end of a short period (around a minute or less but use your judgment depending on your students) time is called.Each student gets a blank sheet of paper and pencil. Papers are quickly passed to the right, time is restarted and students continue story started by the first student.Let the child select one picture for each pie slice...telling a story of what is happening as they select.When their slices are completed they can take the storyboard and go write down their story.