Through trial and error, I discovered a few books and games I keep coming back to, because they break down specific writing techniques with ease, or they encourage using different parts of a child’s creativity to craft amazing stories.
And, just in time for Holiday Shopping, here’s a list of my most beloved tools to use in the classroom (or home school group, or library writing workshop!
Please share in the comments — I’m making my holiday shopping list now!
RECENT RESEARCH has shown that narrative structure has a powerful impact on the human brain.
While this curriculum was designed particularly for Brookfield, many zoos now feature poetry throughout their exhibits, and these activities could easily be adapted for other zoos or natural history museums.
Preparing for your visit One of the last things that your students will be expecting to find at the zoo is poetry, but if you are hoping to provide them with a rich, interdisciplinary experience, it may be a good idea to prepare them prior to coming.
Add them to your list — and share your list with me!
Which are your favorite writing books, especially designed for young writers?
When I began teaching my creative writing workshops ten years ago, I approached our local library with little more than spunk and a page of story prompts.
I quickly realized that although I was a true “write by the seat of my pants” kinda gal, that style didn’t bode well for inspiring young writers to approach the blank page.