The Somebody-Wanted-But-So-Then strategy is a great tool to help students identify and understand story elements. In this fun brainstorming activity, budding writers will use the format to start generating a story of their own!
A good introduction draws a reader into the story and makes them want to learn more. Help your second graders hook their readers as they practice writing strong introductions using this helpful worksheet.
Second graders will hone their creative writing skills to come up with fabulous titles of their very own using this fun worksheet! Students will answer questions to help them hone in on the perfect title for their story.
Creative writing is typically fiction or poetry. Writing creatively lets students employ their wildest imaginations while continuing to learn how to write complete sentences and effective paragraphs. Unlike persuasive writing, fantasy is front and center. These resources teach skills essential to writing successful fiction and poetry and help students develop creative writing confidence. Students learn how to write creatively by responding to fun writing prompts, considering what-if scenarios, and adopting different perspectives. A variety of lesson plans and workshops are designed to help students in first through fifth grades with creative writing. With these resources, students will learn skills associated with creative writing, such as how to develop strong characters, and you will have fun teaching them how to write from their imaginations. After students complete these activities, they should be more comfortable writing poetry and other creative genres.