“Each chapter begins with a thorough discussion of a topic and ends in a highly practical section titled ‘What can I do I my classroom?
’”WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THIS GAME: Contained in a neat little box the size of a heavy novel, are hundreds of possibilities for writing games/prompts with “Six-Sense” cards, Wheels with multiple choices for Protagonist, Goals, Obstacles and Action, as well as sticks with written prompts for First Sentence, Last Straw (create an arc, helpful for those who avoid conflict) an Non-Sequitur (employs the element of change.) *Some prompts unsuitable for children Of course there are more resources I use, but these are my favorites.
Gives many ways to do the same thing so young writers can experiment with the method that works best for them.
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT IT: Concrete examples of writing stronger stories, using two chapters on building characters, two chapters on Voice, as well as setting, conflict, adding detail, putting it all together and How to READ like a Writer!
You can foster creativity by encouraging your students to take risks and learn from mistakes.
Also, you can use the following writing activities to help students develop four traits of creative thinking: means “writing and speaking with ease.” It comes from a Latin term meaning “flowing.” This is why fluency is “the first consideration” for creative thinking.
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT IT: Begins with tips for the teacher: how to set up and conduct the “workshop” method of teaching, including dealing with discipline issues, feedback rules and conferencing one-on-one for grading, revising.
Tear out sheets available as handouts with Lesson plans from Fiction Writing to Essays, Narratives, Persuasive Writing, etc.
Tons of ideas on what to write and then, how to develop a story from idea through plot and setting to a satisfying ending.
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT IT: Breaks down each element of writing with specific examples that real writers use, such as Brainstorming: freewriting method, outlining method, web method, timeline method, etc.