Creative writing activities

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Creative writing activities

The What-if Question Genie This is my newest interactive page! My genie will conjure up crazy What-If questions to inspire your stories.

All ages will enjoy the off-the-wall ideas! And you get to be the chef. Just pick your hero, place and bad guy -- and see the story I've started for you to finish.

There are nearly 50 of them! Each story has a drawing I've done for it and all can be printed out. I've received many story-endings from fifth grade students!

Creative Writing Activities

Mugshots Mugshots are a great way to think through a character before starting your story. On this webpage, pick a face you like and click through to a simple form that will help you make a great main character!

You can print out the forms to use in class. KidTales In schools, I've drawn more than line drawings to go with stories I've brainstormed with students. On the webpage I call KidTalesyou can use some of those drawings to start your own story -- then click to see what the original kid-made story was!

Weird Headline Maker Do you want a great story starter?

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How about over million of them? Try my Weird Headline Makerwhich will create random headlines for you. All you need to do, then, is imagine what story might have made the headline! The headlines are always crazy and many will make you laugh. Here's a page of short videos showing me drawing in front of live audiences!

A collection of essays explaining my creative approach to getting kids to enjoy writing. Looking for creative writing lessons for your classroom?

Here's my latest collection of original lessons --Sparks Year Two. A companion piece to Year One! Adaptable for grades This first grade writer's workshop bundle is aligned to the Common Core standards and helps students work through the writing process.

Students will brainstorm, draw, write, revise, edit and publish their own writing pieces for each genre of writing. Like eating a well-conceived meal at an exceptional restaurant, reading this book is a wholly satisfying experience.

Less-skilled chefs may have failed to get the book's many disparate elements to cohere, but, in the hands of editors Carolyn Forché and Philip Gerard, those ingredients sing. Creative writing tutor section contains 50 creative writing prompts, which you can also mix and match writing you wish.

Sometimes to silence the inner critic we need to just free write, and these prompts are designed to let words do just that. Creative writing plays an important role in a child's literacy development. This article makes suggestions for the instruction and evaluation of children's stories.

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