Mini-lessons are an essential part of teaching writing.
Lesson #1 - Teaching students how to be creative by layering their art.
Distribute this handout to teach students the step-by-step process expected from artists and writers in your classroom: first energy, first draft, revision, final product.
It includes an original poem written by my former student that exemplifies how a student should write a short "addendum" with their submissions. The addendum helps explain the work to the teacher.
This student poem also opens the doors to talking about everything from rhyme schemes to extended metaphors and whole lot more!
This work by Daniel Weinstein
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License