April 14

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Teaching Imaginative Writing

By TheJustRead


What is Imaginative Writing?

Imaginative writing is fiction, actually a type of short story. Students are asked to imagine a fantastic situation and write the rest of the story. Depending on the prompt, imaginative writing can discuss anything from space travel to civil rights.

How to Teach Imaginative Writing?

The ppt attached in the end will help a teacher explain to her students how to write a story. Keeping in mind all the aspects of writing an imagination. Moreover, there is a lot of resource and material available on the internet. My recommendation would be a complete series of videos titled “How to Write an Imaginative Narrative for Kids” by  Teaching Without Frills. I am including part 1 of this series. You can find the other parts on Youtube.

This PPT is a complete lesson on its own. Additionally, you can use some warmup and plenary activities to enhance your lesson further. You can find some activity ideas in my forthcoming posts.

Imaginative Writing Lesson Plans

Similarly, one of the classroom activities for this Story Writing lesson is to divide the class into groups of four or six, depending on the total number of students. Then give each group one prompt card and a story map to build the first draft by following the steps they learned through this lesson. After the draft is ready, each student can elaborate on the same structure into a story of his/her own.

I hope this post is helpful for you to develop and deliver a lesson to your students. You can also check out my other Lessons in Teachers Resources


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