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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
    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, or organization.

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