Suggested Looking/Writing Activities
- Narrative Writing
Narrative writing tells a story or part of a story.
It can be fictional or nonfictional.
- Descriptive Writing
Descriptive writing vividly portrays a person, place,
or thing in such a way that the reader can visualize
the topic and enter into the writer’s experience.
Poetry uses evocative language and form to
communicate an idea or an experience. There are
a wide variety of structures and forms of poetry.
For examples of poetic forms, please see The Teachers & Writers
Handbook of Poetic Forms (see Bibliography).
- Expository Writing
Expository writing seeks to inform, explain, clarify,
define, or instruct.
- Persuasive Writing
Persuasive writing intends to convince the reader
of a stated opinion or belief.
- Prompts for Free Writing
Free writing is a prewriting technique that helps
generate ideas. When given a prompt, the author
writes continuously about whatever comes to his
or her mind without regard for spelling, grammar,