Creative writing is not only fun, but it also holds many benefits for your learners. It broadens their imagination and increases cognitive thinking. They might not initially agree with the “fun” part, but they will find out that they reap more satisfaction from writing than just vegetating in front of the TV.
When they are writing, they are creating. That’s a lot of power!
In today’s age of communication, “Btw 4got 2 tell u 2day that ur my bff! Lol ????” can be thought of as a good start to a creative story! So, go ahead and open their eyes to the wonderful world in their imagination and watch their faces light up as they are encouraged to tap in.
We have a whole heap of excellent resources to help you. Take a look and find the one that best suits your learners.
Out and About: Get Going with Creative Writing: 7 – 12 Years
This resource will inspire your learners to write stories, poems, play scripts, diaries, reports, persuasive leaflets, letters and more. They will also learn writing techniques including simple, compound and complex sentences, connectives, grammar tips, harder vocabulary and punctuation.
Assessment for English Home Language: Gr 1
This resource includes assessments for:
- Creative writing
Essay Challenge: Gr 10 – 12
Learn how to write amazing essays with this essay challenge resource! There are more than 100 topics included.
This is an interesting 15-day creative writing challenge. Each day gives three well-known icons and a short phrase as inspiration. Can your learners keep up?
Plan and Write Lots of Stories: 9 – 14 Years
This work pack will guide learners through the story writing process, as if they had a tutor by their side. Each pack is designed to help the learner with thinking up ideas, providing starting points for writing, structuring and organising their writing into paragraphs. It features writing a good introduction with characters, setting and plot, building up suspense and winding up the plot with a suitable resolution.
English Writing Workshop: Gr R – 3
This is an excellent product to help children explore their writing potential and to allow them to be more creative. It includes:
- Stretch-a-sentence activities
- The writing process
- And many writing activities