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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

Rubrics for Writing -- Elementary/Intermediate
The Parts of a Letter
Write Your Own Mad Libs®
My Friend Writing Printable
Life in the Sea
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)
Shape Poems
Student Proofreading Checklist
More Popular Creative Writing Printables (Gr. 3)

Printables for Fourth Grade

Who Am I? – Character Description
Paragraph Writing: Similarities and Differences
Write Your Own Mad Libs®
Shape Poems
Story Starters
More Popular Creative Writing Printables (Gr. 4)

Printables for Fifth Grade

Who Am I? – Character Description
Paragraph Writing: Similarities and Differences
Write Your Own Mad Libs®
Shape Poems
Story Starters
More Popular Creative Writing Printables (Gr. 5)

Printables for Sixth Grade

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

Printables for Seventh Grade

Who Am I? – Character Description
Paragraph Writing: Similarities and Differences
Story Starters
Student Proofreading Checklist
Creative Writing with Photo Inspiration
More Popular Creative Writing Printables (Gr. 7)

Printables for Eighth Grade

Who Am I? – Character Description
Paragraph Writing: Similarities and Differences
Story Starters
Student Proofreading Checklist
The Middle Ages: The Feudal System Activity Packet
More Popular Creative Writing Printables (Gr. 8)

Printables for Ninth Grade

Student Proofreading Checklist
"I'm Thankful for . . ."
Scoring Rubric: Research Report/Paper
Poetry Terms Quiz
Poetic Language in "Memories of Christmas"
More Popular Creative Writing Printables (Gr. 9)

Printables for Tenth Grade

Student Proofreading Checklist
Poetry Terms Quiz
Poetic Language in "Memories of Christmas"
An Immigrant's Story
The "I Remember" Poem
More Popular Creative Writing Printables (Gr. 10)

Printables for Eleventh Grade

Student Proofreading Checklist
Poetry Terms Quiz
Scoring Rubric: Literary Analysis/Interpretation
Scoring Rubric: Summary
Scoring Rubric: Narrative Based on Personal Experiences
More Popular Creative Writing Printables (Gr. 11)

Printables for Twelfth Grade

Student Proofreading Checklist
Poetry Terms Quiz
Scoring Rubric: Drama
Short Story Rubric
Writing Self-Assessment
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
Shape Poems
Writing a Character Sketch
Poetry Terms Quiz
Bio Poem Handout
Metaphor Unit Poems
More Literature Activities

Reading, Language Arts, & Creative Writing Connected

Who Am I? – Character Description
Paragraph Writing: Similarities and Differences
Write Your Own Mad Libs®
Student Proofreading Checklist
Same Name Word Puzzle
Solving Analogies
Folk Tale Problem-Solving
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
Hands-On Pumpkin Science
Winning the Lottery

Social Studies & Creative Writing Connected

Same Name Word Puzzle
Be a Journalist!
"Choose Your Own Adventure" Stories
Poetic Language in "Memories of Christmas"
Native American Picture Writing
Hero/Heroine Writing Activity
Getting to Know Me
More Popular Social Studies Activities

History & Creative Writing Connected

The Middle Ages: Knights and Knighthood Activity Packet
Native American Picture Writing
The Middle Ages: Life on a Manor Activity Packet
Slavery Writing Prompt
Fourteen Points Writing Exercise
Poptropica Teaching Guide: Mythology Island
The Peanuts Gang: Charles Schulz
More Popular History Activities

Science & Creative Writing Connected

Describe the Rainy Day
Animal Research and Writing
Charlotte's Web Persuasive Letter
Animal Tracks: Who Done It?
Post Card Template
Writing a Group Research Report (Gr. 2)
Fall Haiku
More Popular Science Activities

Art & Creative Writing Connected

Native American Picture Writing
Fill in the Beginning and End of Comic Strips
Immigration Picture Prompts
Fall Haiku
Paper Making
Learning About Voice Through Photographs
Create a New Comic Strip
More Creative Writing Art Activities

Music & Creative Writing Connected

Compose a Jingle
Guide to the Symphonies Activities
What Happened Then? Story-Writing with Musical Notes
Write a Flash Bulletin
Enter the Poetry Contest
Give Us a Call -- Singing Telephone Message

Health, Physical Education, & Creative Writing Connected

Favorite Foods
Creating a New World Writing Activity
Going for the Gold Writing Activity
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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