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Creative Writing Teacher Resources

Build solid creative writing skills with our extensive collection of printables, graphic organizers, and lessons plans. Encourage your students to demonstrate their creativity – and their writing skills – with our resources. You'll find poetry activities, short-story writing exercises, journal topics, printable worksheets, art projects, and more!

Printables for Grades K-2

The Parts of a Letter
Write Your Own Mad Libs®
My Friend Writing Printable
Life in the Sea
Favorite Foods
More Popular Creative Writing Printables (K-2)

Printables for Third Grade

Write Your Own Mad Libs®
Writing a Descriptive Paragraph (Gr. 3)
Writing a Personal Narrative (Gr. 3)
Student Proofreading Checklist
Creative Writing with Photo Inspiration
More Popular Creative Writing Printables (Gr. 3)

Printables for Fourth Grade

Who Am I? – Character Description
Write Your Own Mad Libs®
Story Starters
Writing a Personal Narrative (Gr. 4)
Student Proofreading Checklist
More Popular Creative Writing Printables (Gr. 4)

Printables for Fifth Grade

Who Am I? – Character Description
Write Your Own Mad Libs®
Story Starters
Student Proofreading Checklist
Writing a Descriptive Paragraph (Gr. 5)
More Popular Creative Writing Printables (Gr. 5)

Printables for Sixth Grade

Who Am I? – Character Description
Scoring Rubric: Poetry
Write Your Own Mad Libs®
Story Starters
Student Proofreading Checklist
More Popular Creative Writing Printables (Gr. 6)

Printables for Seventh Grade

Who Am I? – Character Description
Story Starters
Student Proofreading Checklist
The Middle Ages: The Feudal System Activity Packet
Writing a Character Sketch
More Popular Creative Writing Printables (Gr. 7)

Printables for Eighth Grade

Who Am I? – Character Description
Story Starters
Student Proofreading Checklist
Scoring Rubric: Research Report/Paper
Be a Journalist!
More Popular Creative Writing Printables (Gr. 8)

Printables for Ninth Grade

Student Proofreading Checklist
Poetry Terms Quiz
An Immigrant's Story
The "I Remember" Poem
Scoring Rubric: Literary Analysis/Interpretation
More Popular Creative Writing Printables (Gr. 9)

Printables for Tenth Grade

Student Proofreading Checklist
Poetry Terms Quiz
Scoring Rubric: Summary
Scoring Rubric: Narrative Based on Personal Experiences
Scoring Rubric: Drama
More Popular Creative Writing Printables (Gr. 10)

Printables for Eleventh Grade

Student Proofreading Checklist
Poetry Terms Quiz
Writing Self-Assessment
Scoring Rubric: Comparison/Contrast
Scoring Rubric: Response to Literature
More Popular Creative Writing Printables (Gr. 11)

Printables for Twelfth Grade

Student Proofreading Checklist
Poetry Terms Quiz
Life's Not Always Fair
Scoring Rubric: Fictional Narrative
Alliteration and Assonance
More Popular Creative Writing Printables (Gr. 12)

References

Character Traits
Transition Words and Phrases
Literary Glossary
Apostrophes
Capitals
Bollingen Prize in Poetry
Where Students Can Publish
More Creative Writing References

Literature & Creative Writing Connected

Research Paper: How to Write a Bibliography
Sample Essay Outlines
Poetry Terms Quiz
Bio Poem Handout
Metaphor Unit Poems
"Choose Your Own Adventure" Stories
Favorite Foods
More Literature Activities

Reading, Language Arts, & Creative Writing Connected

Who Am I? – Character Description
Write Your Own Mad Libs®
Student Proofreading Checklist
Same Name Word Puzzle
Solving Analogies
"Choose Your Own Adventure" Stories
Exploring Comic Strips
More Reading & Language Arts Activities

Math & Creative Writing Connected

The Middle Ages: Medieval Towns Activity Packet
The Middle Ages: Schools and Universities Activity Packet
Guess How Much I Love You & I Love My Little Storybook Teacher's Guide
Winning the Lottery

Social Studies & Creative Writing Connected

Same Name Word Puzzle
Be a Journalist!
"Choose Your Own Adventure" Stories
Getting to Know Me
The Middle Ages: Life on a Manor Activity Packet
Slavery Writing Prompt
Immigration Picture Prompts
More Popular Social Studies Activities

History & Creative Writing Connected

The Middle Ages: Knights and Knighthood Activity Packet
Fourteen Points Writing Exercise
Poptropica Teaching Guide: Mythology Island
The Peanuts Gang: Charles Schulz
An Immigrant's Story
"Hi" in Hieroglyphics
Time Line Graphic Organizer
More Popular History Activities

Science & Creative Writing Connected

Charlotte's Web Persuasive Letter
Post Card Template
Writing a Group Research Report (Gr. 2)
Fall Haiku
The Summer of the Swans
Fall Similes
Winter Solstice Activities
More Popular Science Activities

Art & Creative Writing Connected

Fill in the Beginning and End of Comic Strips
Fall Haiku
Paper Making
Learning About Voice Through Photographs
Create a New Comic Strip
Fall Similes
Adjective Chains
More Creative Writing Art Activities

Music & Creative Writing Connected

Compose a Jingle
Guide to the Symphonies Activities

Health, Physical Education, & Creative Writing Connected

Favorite Foods
Olympic Leaders
Famous Survivors
Quick: Get Me a Bandage! Creative Writing Activity
Fundraising for World Orphans
Gun Safety—What Would You Do?
Caring for Sick Loved Ones
Sailing: Women in Sports
Leprosy Writing Exercise

Graphic Organizers

Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How
Brainstorming Web
Main Idea and Supporting Details Reinforcement: Make Me a Cheese Sandwich
Sequencing
Five Elements of a Plot
A Map to Organization
Event Map
More Creative Writing Graphic Organizers

Slideshows

Top 10 Writing Graphic Organizers Gallery
Top 10 Poetry Activities & Prompts: Printables Gallery
Letter-Writing Printables & Activities Slideshow
English Grammar & Mechanics Printables Slideshow
Creative Writing Printables Slideshow
Capitalization Printables Slideshow
Story Writing Printables Slideshow
Bulletin Boards Printables Slideshow
More Slideshows

Quizzes

Quiz on the "ie" and "ei" Rule
Homophones Quiz
Irregular Plurals Quiz
Short Stories Quiz

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