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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

10 Valentine’s Day Activities

When you flip the classroom calendar to the month of February, you are likely greeted with shades of red and pink as well as themed decor like hearts and flowers. It’s the month of love, as the Valentine’s Day holiday is celebrated on February

6 Activities for Writing in the New Year

There’s nothing quite as refreshing as the New Year. Both teachers and students return to the classroom feeling rejuvenated after a break for the holidays, and it’s a wonderful time for teachers to establish new priorities with their students. Writing should always be a

11 Short Story Ideas for Students

Writing is the one skill that can be applied to nearly every career, profession, and industry. Even math, science and engineering experts need to have excellent communication skills in order to do their job well! Teachers in all grade levels and all subject areas can

20 Interesting Writing Prompts for Students

For young students, it can often be challenging to verbally express their ideas, their hopes, their dreams and their struggles. They may not know who they can talk to about the things that are on their mind, and they may wonder if there are

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

56 Creative Writing Story Starters

With these new creative writing story starters, students will enjoy 56 fun boosts of creativity. Each story starter gives students a starting point from which they can take any number of directions. They’ll think about what they would do if they found $1000 on