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Creative Writing

Inspire your students to develop a passion for writing, practice reading comprehension, and build vocabulary and grammar skills with these language arts lesson plans.

What Happened Next? Printable
Editor in Chief Printable
My Favorite Room Printable
Outlining Essays Printable
Writing From Experience Printable
Drafting and Revising Essays Printable
Writing About Memories Printable

Lesson Plans

What Happened Next? (Grades K-4)
In this lesson, students will explore the idea of "sequencing" as related to stories the class has read and in the routine of daily life.

Editor in Chief (Grades 5-8)
During this lesson, students will learn how to edit work and will practice common editing notations, marks and the use of colored pens when editing and rewriting work.

My Favorite Room (Grades 1-2)
Encourage students to describe their favorite places using sensory language.

Outlining Essays (Grades 3-6)
Highlight brainstorming and the elements of an expressive essay with this lesson!

Short Story Writing (Grades 6-8)
Use this lesson to assign a short story writing activity as well as to illustrate the critical steps of short story composition, including plot elements, brainstorming, and more.

Letter Writing (Grade 6-8)
Focus on adjectives, figurative language, and more with this lesson that will help your students prepare a personal and descriptive letter to a loved one.

Autobiographical Writing About Memories (Grades 6-8)
Lead a class discussion that helps students explore Fall memories that inspire autobiographical writing.

Writing From Experience (Grades 7-12)
Allow your students to dig into their own personal backgrounds to write an expressive essay.

Drafting and Revising Essays (Grades 7-12)
Emphasize the importance of drafting and revising essays with this lesson, and encourage students to use their imagination!

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