Ready to join the maker movement and incorporate some design thinking into your classroom at the same time?
I was inspired by the amazing book Make Writing, by Angela Stockman, to create a line of ELA maker space projects. First, students create something using art or maker materials. Then, they write about it.
Students who struggle with writer's block will find their ideas flowing better. Students who love art will connect more to their writing. Students will have a chance to really visualize aspects of their writing before they begin.
From the Reviews of one of some of my other Maker Space Projects:
"This is great. Thank you soooo much!"
"Incredibly detailed with plenty of room for students to express their creativity. Thank you!"
"Thank you so much! I'm so excited... love this!"
For this innovative creative writing unit, students will collaborate as a class to create the characters and settings of a fictional world they will then write about.
All students will make a character or setting out of whatever materials they choose, then present their maker pieces back to the class and display them.
Students will choose several characters and a setting or two and then write their stories, participating in a structured peer editing workshop before completing the final draft.
Finally, students will present their work to the world in whatever way they have chosen as a class, incorporating a final launch into the process that will give them an authentic audience and a more meaningful reason than a grade to take their work seriously.
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