"Writing is inspired by life, and life can be understood through writing. Get your writing to flow off the page by exploring the inner treasures of your life. This book presents an inward-bound adventure—a way to shake things up from the inside and unleash what you most need and want to say. Leap Write In!is a passport to the wild country of your expanding heart and widening imagination. Stamped on these pages are the exercises, ideas, and prompts that will help you to explore all the wacky, confusing, brave, soul-stirring wonderings and wanderings of your life in a way that will unleash your writing. The ideas, experiments, exercises, and lessons include- amp; • ON-THE-SPOT DROPS that offer quick "free-fall" prompts on different themes, such as short-winded poems and seven-line stories amp; • SURPRISE-YOURSELF SURVEYS for those who think they know everything about themselves amp; • STORY STANZAS that explore feelings and states of being like Fear, Compassion, Kindness, Anxiety, Anger, Jealousy, Happiness, and so on
Presents exercises and wordplay experiments to teach amateur writers how to enjoy writing creatively, and includes tips for finding inspiration, returning to old ideas with fresh perspectives, and retaining confidence in writing.
These brisk and humorous one-sentence examples of writing mistakes provide teachers with what are often called "daily oral language" exercises that help students master the basics of capitalization, mechanics, punctuation, and usage. Such quick mini-lessons can become boring when the sentence comes from another classroom subject such as science, but this book's punchy declarations get kids' attention and keep the focus on writing. Each exercise includes an at-a-glance summary of skills addressed, as well as quick ideas and tips to help students understand basic grammar concepts.
101 Creative Writing Exercises takes you on an adventure through the world of creative writing. Explore different forms and genres by experimenting with fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Discover effective writing concepts, tools, and techniques. Create projects you can publish. Ideal for new and experienced writers alike, this book will enlighten and inspire you with exciting new ideas. Freewriting Journaling and Memoir Fiction and Storytelling Form Poetry and Free Verse Article and Blog Writing By Melissa Donovan, Founder and Editor of Writing Forward, a critically acclaimed blog packed with creative writing tips and ideas
Motivate your students to write with fun-filled reproducibles for every month! Each reproducible pairs a drawing prompt with quick writing prompts on favorite topics: autumn harvest, animals, 100th day, holidays, weather, classroom community, and more. As a pre-writing warm-up, drawing pictures sparks kids' interest, helps them generate ideas and details for writing, and makes their subjects lively and real. A great way to encourage reluctant writers! For use with Grades K-2.
Foster wonderful writing with quick and easy art activities. First, invite students to create a collage, winter mural, decorated crown, or other simple art project. Then use inspiring prompts to guide kids to use their art as a springboard to writing! The great writing activities teach elaboration, summarization, plot, character, and more.