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Creative Writing



Want to be more creative in your writing? ...

Want to be more creative in your writing?

This presentation presented by my classmate named Babie Noreen P. Clemente will share with you on how to write creatively with this Powerpoint Presentation.

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  • What is the writer’s role? Ex: news reporter)Who is the writer’s audience? (Ex: people in the community)- How should the writer present the information? (Ex: newspaper article)- What is the author writing about? (Ex: recent election)

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  • Creative Writing PURPOSE: express thoughts, feelings and emotions rather than to simply convey information. > the writer’s thoughts and feelings are expressed in an imaginative, often unique, and poetic way.
  • The Raft Strategy A RAFT breaks down the writing activity to make it more manageable for students. It can be used in any subject area and is a great way to incorporate writing across the curriculum.
  • How does RAFT works? R stands for “Role” A stands for “Audience” F stands for “Format” T stands for “Topic”
  • Journal Writing Strategy different types of journals for creative writing activities: Personal journals: reflection upon one's own experiences and emotions Interactive journals: a "conversation journal" between student and teacher Response journals: responses to literature selections, characters, and plot
  • Types of Journals Dialectic journals: double-sided entry journals in which students document events, then respond to them Point-of-view journals: written from the persona of fictional or historical characters Science journals: document observations, illustrate them, and discuss outcomes
  • Types of Journals Math journals: written explanations of mathematical solutions to puzzles or problems Art journals: a visual diary of the day's events with written descriptions Music journals: collect lyrics and write personal responses, with illustrations
  • Types of Journals Nature journals: identify patterns viewed outside in the natural world Weather journals: detailed weather logs, with predictions and pictures
  • How to assess writing journals? Did the student write about the given topic? Did the student express himself/herself clearly? Did the student show an understanding of the subject?
  • Word Play Build word lists together and put them into a class book for reference. Ideas: odd words, grumpy words, slippery words, wet words and silly words. Create Word Wheels to hang from the ceiling: think of it as a rotating thesaurus. Crazy Phrases: Take your word lists and combine 4-5 words into phrases: "Slinking enchiladas drooping at sunset."
  • Word Play Conversation Stoppers: Sentences that would be guaranteed to halt all conversation: "Dad, did you ever catch that snake after you hit Mom's car?" Do It Yourself Dictionary: Write original words - "superflubulous" isn't real, but it's a great word and could mean loads of different things.
  • Word Play Alphabet Adventures: For each letter, write a word that fits a particular category, such as "Words That Describe Smells." Big Word Books: Give your students a list of big words and let them write sentences and stories with them - but don't tell them what the words mean until after they have written! Spoonerisms: Mixed-up phrases: "I want cananas and bream in my oatmeal."
  • 2. Experiencing Ideas (Great for teaching ESL writing) Music Without Words: Melodies can inspire lists, phrases, thoughts, images and descriptions of feelings. Have students change the words, add a verse, create a new title, stories set to the theme. Art: Create poems based on the colors present in art (Picasso's blue period could inspire a poem about feeling blue, the ocean or blueberries!). Taste: Eat an apple together and write word lists about an apple (crunchy, sweet, juicy, dribbling, shiny). Use these to create restaurant menus.
  • 2. Experiencing Ideas (Great for teaching ESL writing) Movement: Move like a tiger then write phrases that express that movement. Science Experiments: write a class newspaper based on results from an experiment. For example, "Students Served Mexican Jumping Beans: Cafeteria Erupts in Chaos!"
  • 3. Instead of a Story...use ideas that won't seem overwhelming Visit a graveyard then write humorous epithets Sentence stretching: Start with a short sentence then pass it around the class/small group. Each student adds a word or two to make it more interesting. Click here for a PDF of starter sentences. Write an invitation to a fairy tale ball. A new explanation for a hurricane, tsunami, earthquake - get creative! A complaint about having too much homework. Write questions about things your students really want to know. Interview questions for a celebrity (then maybe switch and write secret responses?). A persuasive letter from you as a turkey at Thanksgiving, and convince your mom not to cook you. A persuasive letter to Santa from the elf union about their working conditions. Warning labels: Don't eat brussel sprouts - they cause massive gastrical blow-outs! Wanted Posters for historical figures (Wanted: Genghis Khan for marauding, pillaging and total destruction of property) Thank you notes for something you never wanted in the first place Do You Want to Know a Secret? - write a silly secret on notepaper and let your students pass them around.
  • Using Comic Strips Child and teenage students will enjoy using comics to enhance their creative writing skills. Regardless of their vocabulary or writing skills, they can apply the skills and ideas they have to re-write comics. White out caption balloons, or have students cut out the comic strips and paste them onto construction paper, or their own paper. Allow them to have characters interact in their own miniature story-line. Older students may be given a project to develop a story-line of their own using a series of comic strips from a week to a month. It is usually easier to type character dialogue using a small font, print the dialogue, then physically cut and paste it onto the comic strips. Advanced computer users may be able to use a photo editing program to re-write comics. Be sure students are taught how to correctly reference the source of their comics. Include the title, cartoonist's name, publication from which it was taken, and dates from which comics were taken.