Have your students write a story with those five characters and then share them.
Discuss how even using the same characters can lead to very distinct stories.5. Next, have them write a story in which a character completely unrelated to them eats the meal during a special occasion.
Ray and Lisa Cleaveland say, "We are careful to use the words most writers in the world use for the important concepts of writing .
This list of creative writing lesson plans continues my departure from some of the more motivational aspects of my website and delves into some teacher resources.
Collect a random assortment of objects on your desk.
Instruct your students to write a story that incorporates at least five of these items, but a story that isn't about any of those objects in particular.
Overview Featured Resources From Theory to Practice To promote development, detail, and focus of ideas in students' writing, it sometimes helps to start with a fun, creative writing activity that encourages what you want to see in all of their writing.
In this minilesson, students practice writing detailed, sensory-rich descriptions by framing a small piece of nature and freewriting about it.
After they have completed the story, instruct them to re-write the story in five minutes as if something crazy has happened earlier in the day and they are dealing with the aftermath.
Lastly, have them re-write the story over the course of five minutes in a different style, such as a western, musical or horror movie.