Tag: Creative Writing

4 Ways to Promote Student Writing on Kidblog

4 Ways to Promote Student Writing on Kidblog

We share our stories and poems on Kidblog in my creative writing class about once a week. How do classmates select the stories they will read?  Do they read in the order they appear? Do they only read their friends’ writing?  What appeals to them? Recently, we discussed the power of promotion.  Publishers know how

We share our stories and poems on Kidblog in my creative writing class about once a week. How do classmates select the stories they will read?  Do they read in the order they appear? Do they only read their friends’ writing?  What appeals to them? Recently, we discussed the power of promotion.  Publishers know how... read more

Building a Home Base for Publishing, Peer Review, and Exploring Contest Opportunities

Building a Home Base for Publishing, Peer Review, and Exploring Contest Opportunities

As a teacher I am constantly looking for websites that offer works of young authors to share with my students. I pin these links as posts on my blog, and my students know that part of what their teacher offers on Kidblog goes beyond writing assignments for our class.

As a teacher I am constantly looking for websites that offer works of young authors to share with my students. I pin these links as posts on my blog, and my students know that part of what their teacher offers on Kidblog goes beyond writing assignments for our class. ... read more

Capturing the Story with Imagery

Capturing the Story with Imagery

Imagery is the heart of storytelling. In my creative writing class, we begin the semester-long class with an exercise that helps students find the right words to convey to their readers the sensory details that bring the story alive. Eventually students learn that imagery is twofold.  First, it describes using sensory language, and second, it evokes

Imagery is the heart of storytelling. In my creative writing class, we begin the semester-long class with an exercise that helps students find the right words to convey to their readers the sensory details that bring the story alive. Eventually students learn that imagery is twofold.  First, it describes using sensory language, and second, it evokes... read more

Enhancing Creativity in Writing

Enhancing Creativity in Writing

Creativity + Students + Blogging= Happy Learners Have you ever asked your class to draw a picture, or to close their eyes and imagine a scene, only to have hands fly into the air with questions? Students start seeking clarification as to what it should look like, drilling down for specifics. I run into this

Creativity + Students + Blogging= Happy Learners Have you ever asked your class to draw a picture, or to close their eyes and imagine a scene, only to have hands fly into the air with questions? Students start seeking clarification as to what it should look like, drilling down for specifics. I run into this... read more