The Funbook of Creative Writing

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Mrs. Smith Smith Academy Scranton, Pennsylvania
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of Creative Writing ©1999, 2000 Copyright by Remedia Publications, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Printed in the U.S.A. The purchase of this unit entitles the individual teacher to reproduce copies for classroom use. The reproduction of any part for an entire school or school system is strictly prohibited. To find Remedia products in a store near you, contact: www.rempub.com/stores Remedia Publications, Inc. • 15887 N. 76 Street • Suite 120 • Scottsdale, AZ 85260 REM 104D Another Teaching Resource from. .. Written by Dennis E. Paul Illustrations by Danny Beck Captions by Dan W. Deacon
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'Remedia Publications 31 FUNbook of C REATIVE W RITING A BOUT THE B OOK Below are suggestions for expanded use of the FUNbook of Creative Writing . Have students share their stories with the class through oral reading. Place students together to create a cooperative story. Help students spin off the story ideas to create original plots. Have the whole class brainstorm ideas for various conclusions to a story. The teacher underlines selected words in students’ stories and has them find synonyms for those words (as a vocabulary enrichment activity). Divide students into groups to create dialogue for the characters and then act out the story for the class. Have students draw original artwork relating to each story written. Collect each writer’s own stories in an individual Fun Folder of Creative Writing. S UGGESTIONS The attention-getting, humorous story starters in this book will surely spark the imagination of the most reluctant story writer. The antics of characters with unusual names will motivate young writers to complete the stories and even create their own stories about the subjects. Reading Level is 3.5–4.5. A BOUT THE A UTHOR Dennis Paul has been an educator for over twenty years. He taught for eleven years in a one-room school, working with students in grades K-8. He also has served as a special education teacher in a school for homeless students, and as a teacher for acute care adolescent hospital programs. Currently, he is a special education teacher for the Juvenile Detention Facility in Mesa, Arizona. For many years, he has been creating math word problems, story starters, games, and other materials, to help motivate his own students. Mrs. Smith Smith Academy, Scranton, Pennsylvania
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Dear Teachers and Parents, Faced with a writing assignment, many students go into shock, recover, and then ask, “What do I write about?” The FUNbook of Creative Writing provides reluctant writers with story starters that will help ease the shock. As a teacher for over twenty years, I know how difficult it is to motivate students to write original stories using their own imaginations. Many language arts textbooks lack good, funny, creative, and attention-grabbing story starters. The story starters in this book are about characters with unusual names that are involved in extraordinary situations. My students love to read them aloud and even come up with their own ideas.
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