Do your students look like this student when you assign them a new creative writing activity?
Instead, engage your students by providing them with creative writing activities that build their writing skills in a fun and challenging way!
As teachers, we frequently call our writing lessons "creative writing," but it is often a challenge to inspire our students to write their own stories, poems, and share their feelings and opinions on paper.
It is important to provide your students with creative writing activities that they will find fun and interesting. If you start off with a creative idea to begin with, you will discover that your students will become engaged and excited with writing about the topic that you have assigned them.
My students are enthusiastic to begin their new creative writing assignments because I use writing templates that have unique shapes and combine them with fun writing topics.
The writing templates that I have designed are unique in style, layout, and content. In addition, my creative writing assignments focus on the writing process. My students are required to write, edit, and revise their first drafts before they write and publish the final drafts of their creative writing projects.
I have found that my students strive to use their best effort to complete their creative writing assignments because they are proud of their finished projects and the classroom bulletin board displays featuring their hard work.
The bulletin boards in my classroom are filled with colorful displays of my students' finished creative writing projects. I have received positive comments about my classroom atmosphere from other teachers, the administrators at my school, and parents.
I have created four web pages devoted to different types of creative writing teaching resources. Below you will be able to read information about these four different creative writing teaching resources pages.
You can click on the underlined links in each paragraph, and at the bottom of each text box, to go to these four writing resources web pages.
Are you looking for some LARGE creative writing projects and interesting writing topics that will spark interest and enthusiasm in your students?
On this page, you will find creative writing teaching resources that contain large and unique creative writing templates that will help you to engage your students in writing.
The creative writing teaching resources and templates that you will find on this page are unique in shape, size, and color. These finished creative writing projects will make dynamic bulletin board displays of your students' work that they will be proud of.
My writing templates are unique in shape, but simple in supplies!
After you have printed out the templates, the only materials that you will need to have in your classroom to complete these writing projects are scissors, glue, tape, and coloring pencils. You will not need to go shopping after school for art supplies and materials to complete these fun creative writing projects.
On this page, you will also find examples and photographs of many of these unique creative writing teaching resources and student projects.
Click here to go to creative writing templates information page.
My poetry web page contains poetry lesson plans and templates in a variety of different shapes, sizes, and themes.
It is often difficult to get students enthusiastic about writing poetry. I have found that my students immediately become more interested in writing poems when the poetry templates are unique in shape and have interesting themes.
The poetry writing templates that you will find on Unique
Teaching Resources are unique in shape, size, and theme.
Click here to go to poetry lesson plans page.
Are you looking for colorful printable worksheets for a variety of different school and holiday writing topics?
Are you looking for a way to create a quick bulletin board display of your students' work that is eye catching and brightens up your classroom for a special holiday or event?
The printable worksheets that you find on Unique Teaching Resources are bright and colorful. Each of the teacher worksheet sets that you will find on my website also contains a free 5 page bulletin board display banner.
All of my teacher worksheet sets contain the following components:
Click here to go to printable worksheets page.
Are you looking for a creative list of writing prompts and journal ideas for your students?
On this page, you will find a large list of writing ideas that will spark creative ideas in your students during journal and creative writing activities.
Many of these journal and creative writing prompt ideas include links to resources that I have created for that specific writing idea.
For many of these ideas, I have also included useful links to other websites that will help you in planning your lesson activities.
This creative writing teaching resources page contains:
Click here to go to creative writing prompts page.
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that will engage your students in learning and save you valuable time.
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I have been buying your unique teaching resources for a few years now, and I just love them! My students are much more engaged in doing book reports as well as other creative writing assignments because of you. Thank you.
Name: Marla (Grade 4)
From: New Jersey, U.S.A.
Hi Heidi. I just want t say that my class is year one in Australia and they just love all of your work. We use your book report projects religiously and it has made my teaching and the students' learning improve by about 100%. The students just love it. Thank you so much for your help.
Name: Catherine (Year 1)
Hi there! I just found your website through Pinterest, and I am looking forward to using your book reports that I just bought to help motivate my fifth grade students! Thanks for putting these out there. I'm a relatively new teacher and need all the help I can get!
Name: Noell (Grade 5)
From: Illinois, U.S.A.
What a delightful and informative site!!! I'm having so much fun browsing and I've been teaching for 32 years!!! You can always teach an old dog new tricks, especially if you're creative and making learning FUN!!! You must be a VERY SPECIAL TEACHER ... how lucky your students and parents are!!!
Name: Kathy (Grade 4/5)
From: Oregon, U.S.A.
I stumbled across your website over the weekend and I'm SO glad I did! Some great ideas and an extra thank you for the UK spellings! I bought the back to school pencils, punctuation puppies, Willy Wonka group project and the characters! I think these are great resources and even though it's the summer holidays, I've been into school to get my display paper up and have put up the title banners - they look brilliant! Thank you!
Name: Jemma (Year 4)
Heidi, I just had to write and let you know that your website has helped me create the most awesome author study of Roald Dahl's books. My students loved completing the big animal shaped projects you designed for The Enormous Crocodile, Esio Trot, and The Giraffe, and the Pelly and Me. For the final project, they had so much fun writing and drawing about the characters from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory using your Willy Wonka Factory project. Thanks for sharing your scrumdiddlyumptious ideas !
Name: Jennifer (Grade 4)
From: California, U.S.A.
I feel so fortunate to have found your website and I have referred several of my co-workers to your website. Just for the month of January, there were three teachers displaying your book reports. I had the trophy reports, my neighbor to the left had the computer reports, and my neighbor to the right had the birthday cake reports. Thank you so very much for all of your work!
Name: Mary (Grade 4)
From: New York, U.S.A.
I just wanted to say thank you for the most amazing teaching resources that I have ever come across in my thirty years of teaching. I have used many of your book report sets this year and my students absolutely loved them. What was particularly pleasing was seeing some of my reluctant readers (especially the boys) really wanting to read books and complete the activities. Keep up the great work!
Name: Margaret (Grade 5)
From: Victoria, Australia
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