This product is a detailed approach to teaching creative writing. Specifically, the lesson is geared towards writing a Native American folktale, but it could be adapted for any type of creative writing piece. This is a zip file which includes a 27 page Word document, the same 27 page in PDF form, and a Google Doc teaching idea.
The packet is printable and 27 pages. It begins with activities to model and practice writing setting, developing characters, creating a situation, building plot, creating suspense, reaching a climax, and concluding. Then, there is a detailed outline and procedure to follow to complete the story. The packet gives options of how to present the final copy and includes a writing rubric. The lesson also includes a form for student feedback and a creative writing quiz with a key. There is also cited text passages for practice and examples.
I have completed this task with the final product being a document, children’s book, PowerPoint presentation, etc. The model can be used for any type of final product.
The packet could be used as separate activities and adapted for your own needs. In its entirety, it takes about two weeks of class time.