Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Topic: Creative Writing Redux.

10-second review: Students take old topics and re-do them in different ways.

Title: “Creative Writings Revisited.” RH Weston. Great Ideas from Learning [Magazine], vol. 3, 1976. p. 7.

Summary: Go back to things that the students have already written and suggest ways to give the topics a new look:

Write the story so that the sequence of events is reversed; make it funny; write it as a telephone conversation; write it very formally; write it very informally; write in as few words as you can; write it for a particular person.

Comment: In this day of high-stakes testing, we probably do not have time for having a little fun with writing. Too bad. RayS.

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