Creative Writing (Paperback)
This essential assortment of creative reading and writing activities for advanced learners includes a wide array of motivating activities that are sure to spark the creativity of your students and expand their literary horizons Students will enjoy improving their writing skills through engaging minilessons on topics such as adding suspense or figurative language to compositions, while also using higher-order thinking skills to alter the point of view or setting. After completing a minilesson, the student then reads a fairy tale of his or her choice, and applies what has been learned to a writing assignment based loosely on that fairy tale. Students are sure to gain a better understanding of the connections between reading and writing that will benefit them in years to come.
Teresa Cannon Hackett earned her degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and has been in the field of education for 10 years. She taught fourth grade in the San Antonio Independent School District and fifth grade in the Northeast Independent School District.