Boys will love this curriculum created for writing about battles! It contains 12 easy self-guided lessons covering the basics of creative writing: character, setting, dialogue and plot development. Each lesson has a handout to practice the new concept, writing story time and either a battle craft or activity. Activities include: Put together a backyard obstacle course, make a clay diorama of the battlefield, host a Nerf gun war, draw maps and illustrate the story. Literary tools to enhance writing are incorporated like: Onomatopoeia, show don't tell, similes and comic relief. This course can be used in one 60 minute lesson or two 30 minute lessons per week.
These materials provide both writing instruction and assignments forwriting stories.
These materials cover various types of creative writing, includingdescriptive writing, poetry, journaling, and stories.
From the new millennium girls collection, this creative writing series gives girls an outline along with writing guidelines in an engaging format to create a book. Kids write in the books as they get lessons on writing a good plot with correct grammar. This would be a fun addition to a grammar or writing program that gives kids a chance to apply what they are learning. Introducing Isabel contains the writing components to develop characters, setting and plot, writing dialogue and brainstorming story ideas. The cover of Isabels Closet has the paper doll version of Isabel and the inside pages contain loads of outfits for her to wear. With this product, you can reenact the stories you've created about Isabel. There are several hair designs to color and cut out. Add a set of colored pencils with this book and your young ladies will be off to the races, or a party, or wherever your childs story takes Isabel!
In 2017, 3 books were added to the series to get your students excited to write. I found these to be more neutral than the girl-focused like the Isabel books. Ocean Adventures combines loads of fun science exploration with writing a good story. Over the 12 lessons, add your own interests and imagination to the question prompts that teach you how to develop characters and more. Your story is finished at this point, and now you get to write the final draft on the lined pages in the back that have cartoon sea life borders you can color. There is even a cover page for you and some resource pages with animal facts you can use to begin your research. Zany Zoo Adventures is similarly formatted. Loads of fun prompts lead you through the story writing process. Kids will choose an animal character and create an imaginative story. Spies of the Revolutionary War has 6 lessons walking you through the process of writing a historical fiction story: create a spy character, make a secret code, create a setting & plot, and write good dialogue. Visually appealing, this book will have you create a lapbook along with other crafty projects as well (101 pages). These are a very user-friendly way to teach some solid story writing principles. 85-90 pgs each, pb ~ Sara/Ruth