Some variations might be free-writing around a particular topic or prompt.You could distribute photographs cut out of magazines before the free-writing session so that students can use them for inspiration.Group critiques can discourage beginners and young writers; a criticism-free sharing session is an excellent alternative.
Being able to post the answers on Word Press is exciting.
I had not done that before taking your writing class.
Create a book idea only using words from the two ads. “I remember…”Start a paragraph with, “I remember…” and let your memories dictate what you write. Switch Persona Write a mini-story in the first person.
Read "The True Story of the Three Little Pigs" (by Jon Scieszka) with the children.
The process can continue for several more rounds, depending on the amount of class time available.
At the end, students read out loud the group stories produced.I plan to take another of your e-mail class, either the 8-week descriptive or the new poetry class." - James Sciullo"Thank you so much for putting together this writing course.It was of good value to me as it got me started thinking more deeply about my characters.I don't have a lot of time to write, working two jobs, but I am doing the ten-minute exercise with each lesson, and each evening, trying to get in the habit of sitting myself down to write... 7x7x7 Find the 7th book from your bookshelf (or digital library). Maybe that’s how Terry Pratchett come up with his ideas 🙂 3. Your first kiss, your first kitten, your first day of school—all will make excellent stories. Magazine Puzzle Cut out interesting words, phrases, and images from a magazine. Then pretend you’re a travel writer and write about a weird experience you had in that particular country. Sell the pet Write an advert selling a boa constrictor as a family pet. Pin the Atlas Find a world map and blindly put your finger on a spot. If they are at a loss for what to write, then they can write "I don't know what to write" over and over until something else occurs to them.You might choose to put music on in the background during the free-writing session.Let students scour them for material and use them to create found poems.It's easy to set up a class blog where students can have the experience of publishing their creative writing. Decide if you want to allow or disable blog comments.