Creative Writing Games High School
A new baby in a family, a lost tooth, and the death of one student's father were the playful or serious inspirations for student writing. "Two or Three Things I Know for Sure About Helping Students Write the Stories of Their Lives," The Quarterly (25) 4.
Our hope is that these activities will create a workshop-like environment that fosters feedback and collaboration in your writing classroom.
Rather than typical teacher-led discussion, the project fostered independent conversation between students.
Formal classroom discussion of the play did not occur until students had completed all email correspondence. "Teacherless Talk: Impressions from Electronic Literacy Conversations." The Quarterly (20) 3.
This is why I would never support a school banning videos across the board; that kind of blunt policy doesn’t respect teachers’ ability to make the best instructional choices for students.
HOWEVER…when it comes time to plan for Lame Duck days, we really do have so many more options beyond the showing of videos.