Creative Writing - Writing with Purpose - Entertain, Inform, Persuade

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creative writing, creative writing ideas, creative writing activities, writing with a purpose, writing to entertain, writing emails, practical writing, writing to persuade, PIE, Essay Apprentice

Straightforward activities - NO PREP, no "fluff," no cutesy fonts or juvenile clip art. Perfect for struggling high school students!

These brief, one or two page creative writing activities are designed to help students to appreciate their own ability level, language, and background. Students are encouraged to find their own voice as a writer by embracing their own language, including slang, jargon, expressions, etc.

By allowing students to find and use their own voice as writers, we are also encouraging them to figure out who they are as individuals, helping to build their confidence as writers.

This packet includes:
• Writing with a Purpose (1 page handout on reasons for writing)
• Writing to Entertain: Cartoon Strip (2 pages; students write captions for a cartoon strip)
• Writing to Entertain: Horoscope (2 pages; students create an original horoscope by completing a template)
• Writing to Entertain: Anecdotes I (3 pages; students learn the power of writing by listening to an anecdote and answering questions)
• Writing to Entertain: Anecdotes II (3 pages; students are asked to create their own anecdote following directions and answering questions)
• Writing to Entertain: Poetry (2 pages; students are prompted to fill in blanks using specific parts of speech to create poetry; they are then asked to create their own poem with these guidelines)
• Writing to Inform: Recipe of Me (3 pages; students are asked to describe themselves using specific parts of speech in a recipe format)
• Writing to Inform: Quick Messages and Notes (3 pages on writing notes and emails)
• Writing to Inform: Formal Letters (4 pages on format of formal letter, with practice writing a formal letter)
• Writing to Persuade: Personal Advertisement (2 pages; students are asked to create a personal ad to persuade someone to become their pen-pal)
• Writing to Persuade: Magazine Advertisement (2 pages; students are taught to use persuasive wording to create a magazine ad)

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Please Note: Common Core State Standards have not been individually notated within this Guide.
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