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    Writing a Historical Dialogue

    Create a dialogue with a historical figure.

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    Writing a "Showing" Paragraph

    Help students show instead of tell.

    A GROUP OF MEN AND WOMEN, WITH A GUIDE, WHITEWATER RAFTING ON THE PATATE RIVER, ECUADOR

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    Writing a Four-Star Food Review

    Use this prompt to spark students' creativity.

    Image of plates and silverware

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    Writing: Now how do I get out of this one?

    Assign this prompt to spark students' creativity.

    Mop

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    Writing a 5 W’s Story

    Help students write realistic stories.

    Two ice skaters glide along a frozen river

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    Awaken Creativity—and Students

    21st Century Skills: 
    Creative Thinking
    Problem Solving

    Books

    Write on Course 20-20

    Level: 
    Grade 6
    Grade 7
    Grade 8
    Page Count: 
    608
    Student Handbook
    Price: $19.95

    Blog Post

    4 Writing Ideas for Creative Classrooms

    English Language Arts: 
    Writing
    21st Century Skills: 
    Creative Thinking
    Creating
    Writing

    Blog Post

    4 Writing Activities for Celebrating Black History

    English Language Arts: 
    Writing
    Reading
    21st Century Skills: 
    Critical Thinking
    Creative Thinking
    Researching

    Blog Post

    Successful Adulting (or What You Don't Learn in School)

    21st Century Skills: 
    Critical Thinking
    Creative Thinking
    Problem Solving
    Inquiry Process

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    Writing a Diary of a Famous Figure

    Have students creatively narrate.

    a diary

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    Writing a Tumble-Down Poem

    Help students write a free-verse poem.

    Dalmatian dog lifts his head up and sniffs

    Blog Post

    How to Engage Your Students with Shared Inquiry

    English Language Arts: 
    Writing
    Writing Process
    Qualities of Writing
    Ideas
    Structure
    Conventions
    21st Century Skills: 
    Critical Thinking
    Creative Thinking
    Reading
    Reading to Learn

    Student Writing Model

    Linden’s Library

    This model is based on an original story submitted by Elise, a sixth-grade writer. Note how she uses dialogue and details to bring her characters to life.

    Level: 
    Grade 6
    Grade 7
    Grade 8
    Mode: 
    Creative Writing
    Form: 
    Story
    Theme: 
    Environment
    Fantasy

    Student Writing Model

    How the Stars Came to Be

    Sixth-grade student Laura wrote this fantasy in which the “storybook” voice sets the tone appropriately.

    Level: 
    Grade 6
    Grade 7
    Grade 8
    Mode: 
    Creative Writing
    Form: 
    Story
    Theme: 
    Fantasy
    Environment
    Life
    Nature

    Student Writing Model

    The Call

    Seventh-grade poet Brittany invites her readers to share in a real experience.

    Level: 
    Grade 6
    Grade 7
    Grade 8
    Mode: 
    Creative Writing
    Form: 
    Poem
    Theme: 
    Friends
    Love
    Life

    Student Writing Model

    My Backyard

    Kevin, the sixth-grade author of this poem, effectively uses personification to paint a vivid picture of his backyard.

    Level: 
    Grade 6
    Grade 7
    Grade 8
    Mode: 
    Creative Writing
    Form: 
    Poem
    Theme: 
    Environment
    Plants
    Animals
    Nature

    Writing Topic

    How _ came to be.

    Level: 
    Grade 6
    Grade 7
    Grade 8
    Mode: 
    Creative Writing
    Form: 
    Story
    Poem
    Play
    Theme: 
    Fantasy
    Environment
    Life

    Writing Topic

    Meeting myself in the future

    Level: 
    Grade 6
    Grade 7
    Grade 8
    Mode: 
    Creative Writing
    Form: 
    Story
    Poem
    Play
    Theme: 
    Fantasy
    Imagination
    Life

    Writing Topic

    When the dinosaurs returned

    Level: 
    Grade 6
    Grade 7
    Grade 8
    Mode: 
    Creative Writing
    Form: 
    Story
    Poem
    Play
    Theme: 
    Fantasy
    Science
    Technology
    Life

    Writing Topic

    Life among the cloud people

    Level: 
    Grade 6
    Grade 7
    Grade 8
    Mode: 
    Creative Writing
    Form: 
    Story
    Poem
    Play
    Theme: 
    Fantasy
    Life
    Imagination

    Blog Post

    8 Mindful Writing Habits (and 16 Prompts!)

    English Language Arts: 
    Writing Process
    Writing
    21st Century Skills: 
    Creative Thinking
    Problem Solving
    Critical Thinking
    Questioning
    Researching
    Creating

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    Starting Stories: 5 Great Beginning Strategies

    Practice five strategies for starting a story.

    Photo of a runner crouching at the starting line of a track

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    5 Fun Creative Writing Activities

    English Language Arts: 
    Writing
    Qualities of Writing
    21st Century Skills: 
    Communicating

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