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30 Good Ideas for Short Stories

In order to better understand the literature that they will study in high school and throughout college, middle school students need to have a strong understanding of the elements of a story as well as character development. Instead of making your class all about

Teach Writing Skills: 30 NEW Journal Prompts

30 Journal Prompts to Teach Good Writing Skills to Your Class— No matter what colleges your students go to or what types of careers they end up in, they all need to know how to write.  Particularly with the advent of technology and regular email

30 New Creative Writing Topics for Grade 3

30 Brand New Creative Writing Topics for Grade 3 Students When kids write, their minds are opened to brand new worlds and endless possibilities—and there is no form of writing more conducive to inspiring ideas than journaling.  Students who keep regular journals enjoy the

31 Journaling Prompt Ideas on Cultural Appreciation

Whether you’re teaching in a fairly homogenous community or in a school that boasts a large amount of diversity, it’s essential to teach students the value of cultural appreciation.  Culture encompasses so many areas of our lives, and kids of all ages can learn

33 Journaling Prompts about The Arts

It’s not hard to get young kids into art—but as students get older and develop more inhibitions about expressing themselves creatively, many of them stop enjoying art and the diverse opportunities it can bring. Whether you have students who are reluctant to create their

Creative Writing Practice: 5 Tips for Teachers

Five Ways to Work More Creative Writing Practice Into Your Students’ Days Preparing to teach a creative writing class?  Before you dive right in and start doling out journal prompts and story-starters, it’s essential to make sure you’re truly ready to begin teaching your

Character Education

“People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt Character education helps kids learn more about basic morals and values and their importance. Character-building is often included in class lessons and in the