I love using police narratives in my creative writing classes! When we do this unit, we describe a "crime scene" set up in the basement of the school. This is a great way to get students thinking about how they write about their observations. I find
My students love listening to music while the work and love hearing music when they walk into my classroom. As part of my first day icebreaker activities, I like to hand out these little song requests slips. Students are encouraged to only request
Use this print-and-go one page review of metaphors and similes to refresh your students' knowledge. This handout begins with a venn diagram that maps out the similarities and differences of metaphors and similes, then provides some "hip" examples
After reading several literacy narratives and studying the key features of literacy narratives in the Norton book (online), I use this assignment sheet to assign my students their own literacy narrative.
I use this writing assignment for many