As a former teacher, I'm dedicated to sharing creative writing activities and exercises that can be used in the classroom. Below are a number of creative writing activities I might use during a visit to your school. If you'd like to book a visit for a writing workshop, please click here.
The Adventures of Jack Lime Teacher's Guide
This includes a synopsis of the book, an author interview, and a slew of activities and projects you could incorporate into the classroom
The Adventures of Jack Lime Teacher's Guide Worksheets
Create a fictional character in under 10 minutes
This is a quick and painless activity that can be easily tiered to match different grade levels or abilities. All you need is a piece of paper, a pencil, and a stop watch.
One of the reasons I enjoy answering these questions is that I always learn something interesting about the characters that I wasn’t expecting. Those strange little tidbits almost always make it into the books and I think it’s what makes the characters really come to life.
Creative Kickstarter #1
Here’s a quick activity you can do before dipping into a more serious creative writing session or just as a fun way to start your regular class.
Creative Kickstarter #2
Here's a painless way to encourage your students to think sideways.
Testing your Character
Putting a character into that kind of situation can be a great way to learn about them before they’re written into a story.