Inspire your students with this two-day creative writing lesson, composing a vignette about a special scene from their childhood. This resource, with its two-page student guide, contains a sample vignette and step-by-step guidelines. It focuses on passive and active voice, sensory images, and literary devices. It is appropriate for grades 8-12, is aligned with Common Core, and requires no preparation.
Writing only improves with practice. Instead of always requiring your students to compose lengthy essays, allow them to write short vignettes about special scenes, people, and events from their lives. While doing so, they practice important skills. Grading becomes much easier and allows you to assist students in identifying and improving their weaknesses. The progress they make with short writing assignments easily transfers to longer assignments.
A. Student Guide
B. 9-Slide PowerPoint Presentation
C. Other Resources
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