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I was the go-to Creative Writing teacher at my school. When my wife needed an assignment that was a bit more creative, she'd come to me. When other teachers at my school wanted to change things up a bit in their classes, they'd steal one of my
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Elective Course Proposals
$29.95
9 ratings
3.5
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By Educabana
During my first year of teaching, I realized that some very bright kids didn't want to do the work I was assigning. Some of them went out of their way to do exactly the opposite of what I was trying to require. I understood those kids, and I felt
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Whole Courses, Elective Course Proposals
$19.99
5 ratings
3.9
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By Educabana
This is a simple assignment used at the end of the semester for a composition class, and it was the only creative writing opportunity for many students. The download gives a simple format to follow in order to create a one act play. I did not have
Subjects:
Creative Writing, World Language, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
$0.99
2 ratings
4.0
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By Educabana
If you are looking for an analysis and writing assignment that will expose your students to famous (often classic) literature without trying to force them to read and interpret too much, this is a perfect assignment for your class. While I used it
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Novel Study, Literature Circles
$1.99
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By Educabana
The best way to have high school students write a decent short story is to force them to write a simple, easily-recognizable story (like the quest available at the Educabana store). If you have decided that you and/or your students are talented
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lectures, Handouts, Graphic Organizers
$0.99
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By Educabana
Students are to create a hoax/bogus webpage OR a strange but true webpage using Word or Google Docs. The assignment comes with links to similar sites and student exemplars. Website design is not the main point, nor is disseminating false
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Science, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Multimedia, Internet Activities
$3.99
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By Educabana
The school at which I taught was dealing with a crisis because the state was telling administrators and local residents to stop using an American Indian mascot. There were impassioned pleas from both sides of the issue. I could have had my creative
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Graphic Arts
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Staff
Types:
Projects, Fun Stuff, Cultural Activities
$0.99
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By Educabana
Have your students create a video poem without having to use a video camera and use countless days editing. This assignment can be used in English classes or creative writing classes. You could change the poem into quotes from a book with similar
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 10th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Multimedia, Video Files
$2.99
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By Educabana
Students will go from one character each into a larger collaborative story with multiple characters. This worked in Google Docs, but you can use One Drive or other collaborative writing tools. Because students have different levels of interest and
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Social Studies - History, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Internet Activities, Cooperative Learning
$2.99
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By Educabana
I taught the short story twice with my non-creative writing students. The first year was wide open for the students. Almost none of them told a story, though, and I had to read the disasters. While other teachers dealt with the ineptitude by
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Outlines
$0.99
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By Educabana
We make decisions about others all the time because of the way they talk. This assignment asks students to decide how others will talk based on descriptions of who they are. For example, one person is a police officer. Another is a wealthy person
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Handouts, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Activities
$1.99
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By Educabana
When I taught Creative Composition, I usually had a letter-writing part of the class. My wife, who liked to use my lesson ideas, did not have time to add letters into her Advanced Comp class, so she made this hybrid assignment, combining the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Fun Stuff, Handouts
$0.99
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This assignment was intended to allow students to consider what it would be like to be one of the characters from the novel and write a letter to another character. My wife's original assignment includes two options. I added a third that allows
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Novel Study
$0.99
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By Educabana
My students have always enjoyed Rebel Without a Cause starring James Dean. I've used it with Basic 12th grade and with advanced Film and Novel classes, usually in conjunction with Catcher in the Rye, but not always. The only complaint tends to be
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Film
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Movie Guides, Cultural Activities
$1.99
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By Educabana
A book of poetry and other short pieces with introductions. It is chicken soup for the complete idiots who need a survival guide because they are dummies who are teachers. From a teacher who has taught for over a decade in a mean suburban high
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Education, Poetry
Grades:
10th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Staff
Types:
EBooks, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers, For Principals & Administrators
$3.99
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By Educabana
It took me about 30 years to write my first 100-page work. My son, however, loved numbers so much that he wrote his first 100+ page book at the age of five: The Numbers Cool Book. This e-book would be great for young students just learning how to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Math
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Original Textbooks, EBooks, Montessori
$7.99
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Twelve years teaching in a suburban district near Milwaukee.
Check out my own creative writing here My wife taught four years, as well. She taught more of the Advanced classes and less of the creative ones.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Use of technology in the classroom when useful. Taught several classes completely online. Emphasis on Cultural Literacy and background knowledge in order to understand literature and how to write, but also to connect with other classes. My wife was the typical martyr teacher who planned until 7pm on a Friday for the next week. Her lessons are organized and usable out of the box, whereas a teacher might have to step outside the box to see how cool my lessons can be.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

My honor was to have students published in my creative writing classes, students who otherwise disliked school or English class to succeed, and for students to tell me today that they remember lessons from over a decade ago. Many of the honors and awards from my past will do little to shape my future, but the fact that people like you are purchasing and using some of these lessons that took me hours upon hours of my own time to create is a great honor. Some of these units were important in the lives of students I was able to reach, and there's magic in a few of the assignments. I just hope that these downloads being here for you can make your life a little easier.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

ME-- *French Immersion School - Milwaukee Public Schools ---*UW-Milwaukee - English Major, French Minor, Urban Planning Certificate ---*UW-Eau Claire - Teaching certification in MAT program WIFE -- Brookfield Academy ---UW-Eau Claire - Journalism ---Carroll College - English Teaching Cert.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

If you are looking to get some more free lessons, meet other educators, and find work as a tutor, check out my main page at Educabana I also build websites as Passive Ninja and LutherNet. LutherNet.org My wife and I live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with our two kids, and you can read more about our survival at Satisfamily

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