Lesson Plans

Innovative lessons/ideas for teaching creative writing, as well as samples of student writing resulting from the lesson. See complete submission guidelines here.

Shout Out Poems

This lesson is part of  Writing Our Way Through: clear, fun, and engaging “lessons” for writing at home with young people. Author/Teaching Artist: Libby Mislan  Age Range: 3rd grade and up  Materials: Paper and pencils/pens Overview This lesson is a great way to show kids how poetry has power when spoken or written. The mentor text, Sekou Sundiata’s…

The Taste of Happiness

Teaching Students to Describe Emotions in Poetry FROM THE ARCHIVES: This article was originally published in Teachers & Writers Magazine, Winter 2009-2010. By Harriet Riley AS A FIRST-YEAR Writers in the Schools writer/teacher in Houston last fall, I have to admit I felt like I was entering an obstacle course blindfolded. Even though we had…

Teachers & Writers Magazine

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