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Saturday, September 16th, 2006 by crystal

Creative writing, whether written in a Writer’s Workshop style, in a journal, or in a basic writing assignment is a crucial part of the day for any second grade child. Whether this child is an emerging writer, becoming a more productive writer, or an established writer, including creative and interesting writing topics into your curriculum is very important and it can be SO much fun!

So many creative writing lessons can stem directly from a read-aloud.

  1. Have your students become the character or another character in a story and tell a new point of view.
  2. Let the children rewrite a new ending to the story that you just read.
  3. Instruct the children to change the story into a play, write the play in groups, make puppets, and act out their play for the rest of the class. Visit for some great materials to use with her books!
  4. Only read half of a book and let them write what they think will follow.
  5. Put “Imagine if” with just about anything! (Imagine if _____happened to you, imagine if the character did something different, imagine if it took place somewhere else, etc.)

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