I developed Creative Writing Tasks to help students become more confident and proficient writers while allowing them to explore the writing process in a fun and engaging way. I’ve had great success with my own students using these types of creative tasks, so I hope you find them just as useful and fun!
This particular unit focuses on planning and drafting short fiction stories. Unit objectives are as follows.
Students will be able to:
*plan and draft short stories with a clear beginning, middle, and ending.
*develop characters and themes in stories.
*draft stories with a sequence of events (plot) and details.
*draft stories with a main theme.
*draft stories with a problem and solution.
Tasks in this unit will take students through the planning and drafting phases of the writing process. You'll also find part 2: Revising and Editing available now in my store as well!
Part 1: Planning and Drafting is designed to help students get their creative ideas flowing. You'll also find practice on particular skills like showing vs. telling as well as planning pages that focus on planning and developing characters, theme, and story details/events. I've included sample planning pages as well as a sample story to help support teaching this unit. You have the flexibility to take more or less time on tasks and practice pages based on your students’ needs.
These tasks were developed as a writing resource to support your teaching and promote student learning. You can also use these for one-on-one tutoring or homeschooling. I hope you have fun using Creative Writing Tasks with your students!
I welcome you to follow me! Thank you for your interest and for checking out my product. Please visit my store for more resources to support your teaching! Available now, Part 2: Revising and Editing.