• Small heterogeneous groupings allow for a unique educational experience and a lot of individualized attention to improve student skills.–SAIL Student 2016

This course will help students identify that they may use a multiple of study, writing, listening, and speaking skills to reach goals within single tasks.  Students will learn about strategies that will allow students to know themselves as learners and will empower them to utilize their own strengths in the classroom.  Using personal journals, creative activities, dialogue, and technology, students will celebrate ways we learn and write.  Students will plan, revise, edit and try new approaches to thinking and learning.  Students will be encouraged to be resourceful while gathering evidence and examples from resources and personal knowledge.

Creative writing allows expression that is too often forgotten about in classrooms where expectations are set by rigorous standards.  Writing lessons can be a way that can create an environment where students are actively engaged and excited about the work they produce while still meeting the Common Core Standards.  When it comes to instructing writing in an inclusive classroom it is important that students are able to have an outlet where they can be imaginative and create pieces that allow an opportunity for expression.  Students will be able to take away resources and strategies.  Lessons will allow them to have access to individualized creative writing lessons to fit the strengths and needs of all learners.  With these creative writing lesson plans students will be able to build upon study skills necessary for future success in school and life.

Writing projects this summer will include personal narratives, how-to stories, comic books, and re-writing fairy tales.