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how can i make teaching writing fun?

Mar 17, 2013 1:53am

  • English Language Arts
  • 9-12


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    • Mar 19, 2013 7:22pm

      Encourage them to use figurative language. I call it "fun language!" Show them examples from songs (ex. "shake it like a Polaroid picture") and movies ("life is like a box of chocolates") so they can see it's up to date. This challenge can spice up boring writing and make it fun. Good luck!

      • Mar 17, 2013 1:56am

        teaching writing

        • Mar 19, 2013 2:12pm

          Another way to make writing fun is to make it real. Having students write college essays, business letters in response to good or bad service at a restaurant/movie theatre, or writing a cover letter for a job application engages students because they see that writing is actually a skill to be used, not to be learned and discarded. When I ask students to write business letters, many of them receive responses, coupons, etc... and they begin to make the connection that communicating effectively in the real world can bring about extraordinary results.

          • Jul 26, 2016 9:37pm


            • Jul 27, 2016 3:29am

              By making it your passion.