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Creative Writing Techniques

Six Creative Writing Techniques to Introduce in Your High School Classroom Looking for a fresh way to revitalize your high school students’ interest in creative writing?  Sometimes all you need to make teens interested in writing again is a few new exercises and prompts

Creative Writing Starters 

Choosing the Best Writing Starters for Your Students— Students who practice daily creative writing enjoy a number of educational and emotional benefits.  With increased creativity and improved critical thinking skills, kids who journal and write regularly are equipped to tackle greater challenges both in and

Creative Writing Tasks

Seven Top Reasons to Use Creative Writing Tasks in the Classroom— It’s never too early to get kids started on creative writing!  Whether your students are just getting started or have been crafting their own creative works since they first learned to write, now is

Cinco de Mayo Facts

As you prepare your curriculum for May, it is important to consider incorporating culture and flavor into your lesson plans. Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday that is celebrated, quite obviously, on May 5. This is a great time to introduce your students

Spring Art Projects for Elementary Students

As color begins to creep back into the landscape again during spring time, you can incorporate these same beautiful hues into your elementary classroom. Spring is the ideal time to get started on some colorful art projects as well as to explore seasonal concepts

Easter Activities for Kindergarten

As springtime arrives in the classroom, kindergarten teachers often begin preparing for another round of festivities. This time, it’s for Easter and the start of spring! Easter activities for kindergarten students are ideal for incorporating a bit of education into the classroom party, and

Creative Writing Questions 

Creative Writing Questions Help Students Think Outside the Box There’s no right or wrong way to integrate creative writing into your classroom—the practice has distinct benefits for students of all ages and can easily be adapted and tailored to meet the individualized needs of

32 Daily Writing Prompts to Inspire Creativity

32 Daily Writing Prompts to Inspire Creativity in Your Students Students today face more social pressures and constant stimulation than ever before—and as a result, it can be incredibly challenging for kids to retain their individuality and their own unique ideas.  Particularly in classroom

Children’s St Patrick’s Day Activities

In a stroke of luck, March ushers in the season in your classroom dedicated entirely to rainbows, gold, and scheming leprechauns. If you’re an elementary school teacher, you know that incorporating these fun and festive holidays into your classroom allows you to teach lessons

St Patrick’s Day Story Starters

It’s a holiday filled with mischievous fun and magical discoveries at the end of the rainbow. Students love the excitement surrounding St. Patrick’s Day, so it’s great to capitalize on that joy and incorporate the holiday into your classroom lesson plans. If your students keep
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