Ask a classroom of third-graders how many of them are creative and every hand will go up. Ask a group of sophomores the same question and very few will raise their hands. What happened during over that period of time? The Lack of Creativity in Upper Grades Part of it
With all the emphasis on novels and non-fiction text, ELA teachers probably don’t teach enough poetry. However, there are compelling reasons why poetry should be included in the ELA curriculum, even if students struggle with it. I’ve worked hard over the past year to include more poetry in my curriculum.
I know you’re the kind of teacher that makes their classroom a fun, engaging learning environment. I have a series of lessons done as comics that address various ELA topics like grammar, poetry, editing, and Shakespeare, all of which will make your students glad they came to class that day.
These 9 creative activities will get students interacting with drama in fun and meaningful ways. And they work with almost any play.
Preschools are hubs of creativity. When my children were in preschool there wasn’t a day that went by that they didn’t bring home some piece of artwork they made. We accumulated a lot of paper rapidly. Once students get into high school, however, a lot of the creative activities that