For the next series, I am going to focus on the writing process. I will share some of my lecture notes, but also share some of my favorite assignments I use to enhance my classroom. Some of the assignments are creative. They challenge the students to think about writing in a different way, and I am always up to challenging my students in a creative way.
So, let’s get started with some advice from Stephen King:
and Neil Gaiman:
I show these two videos at the start of my writing unit. I like the direct answers to what it takes to actually write. Both authors indicate the importance of reading. I also like how Neil Gaiman talks about living, about doing things that make us human. This is what gives us content to write about.
Next post I will share the prewrite activities I have my students use throughout the year.