Give students easy tools, tips, and tricks to turn their creative writing into engaging and memorable pieces.
Many students have difficulty writing narrative essays or other creative writing assignments. Often, their ideas are fantastic, but their execution falls flat due to dull expression. In this product, I have included various handouts, exercises, and worksheets I give to my students over the course of several classes (in the form of mini-lessons) to help them better succeed in their creative/narrative writing.
All of the handouts and exercises are all contained in one Word file, fully editable should you so desire.
1/ Spice Up Your Writing Using Strong Verbs (Handout)
2/ Verb Replacement Exercise (with suggested Answer Key)
3/ Tips for Writing Narrative Essays (Six Key Points)
4/ Supplemental Narrative Writing (e.g., Humour & Full-Circle Endings)
5/ How to Spice Up Your Writing with Figurative Language - Reference Table Handout: Eleven techniques/terms, with their definitions, and brief examples students can employ in their writing.
6/ Showing vs. Telling (Exercise Worksheet with Assignment)
7/ Writing Rubric (to be used for Showing vs. Telling assignment, but easily applicable to many other writing assignments)