Chapter 14

Creative Writing

Creative Writing is….
writing, fiction or non-fiction, that goes outside the bounds of normal professional, journalistic, academic, and technical forms of literature. Works which fall into this category include most novels and epics, as well as many short stories and poems. Writing for the screen and stage, screenwriting and playwriting respectively, typically have their own programs of study, but fit under the creative writing category as well.
 Any

There are many forms of Creative Writing to name a few….
 Jokes  Riddles  Cartoons  Songs  Raps  Advertisements  Grammar  Templates  Graphic  Prompts  Story
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Organizers

Sequences  Poems Practice
Acrostic Cinquain Biopoem Synapses

Why use Creative Writing?
 In

your classroom you need to allow your students to engage themselves into creative writing.  Creative writing allows students to use their imagination while keeping them interactive and practicing their writing skills.

Creative Writing also…
 Engages

students interests  Builds communication skills  Allows understanding of important topic concepts

When is it appropriate to implement creative writing?
 Always!

Giving the students time in your classroom to creatively write allows their brain to form new ideas and creativity, as well as giving their imagination a boost!  Incorporating a journal activity each day for about 10-15 min, allows your students to be constantly engaged and interactive with your classroom activities.

How to incorporate creative writing in your classroom???
 Using

all sorts of writing activities mentioned in the third slide in your classroom will implement creative writing in your classroom.  For more ways and activities to implement creative writing in your classroom refer to the websites located lower on this page…