With these components or ones inspired by a more conventional poem, individuals may construct a story. Whichever side one takes, the other's must take the opposing view.
Have each pair politely and respectfully debate their subject for five or ten minutes.
Ever since, the character avoids confrontation, and when faced with the anger of another turns pale and stutters." Discuss the appropriate use of dramatization and narrative summary, and provide students with an example of each.
Then present individuals or small groups with a statement that inappropriately "tells," such as Jane did what she always did when she was angry with her father.
I have created this list of writing ideas for elementary school teachers and students, but many of these creative writing prompts are also appropriate for other grade levels as well.
As you read through these creative writing prompts, you will find links to related lesson plans found on Unique Teaching Resources.
On these monthly web pages, you will find topics that pertain to each month's themes, holidays, and events.
You will also find writing ideas for specific dates and events for each month.
I have grouped the creative writing activities according to the elements of fiction they address.
I hope the ideas here will also be of use to writers looking for warm-up exercises or story starters.