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Cool Activity for HP lovers and creative writing fans!
« on: May 01, 2018, 08:56:08 PM »
I think a good idea for students who are reading or have read HP in the past, is to have a set of different prompts for "short" pieces of writing (no more than 300 words) that could be written in class or as a homework. This will depend on the teacher but I think it is a good way to help your students understand that some good writers are born with the touch but the rest of us need to work to accomplish this skill: practice makes perfect.
So, if you don't want your students to feel overwhelmed with long pieces of creative writing, just give them prompts (one per class) and spare some time to let them write a few ideas. By the end of the year or semester, they will be much more familiarized with writing and they will actually enjoy it!
Some prompts you can use are:

1. Pretend that Harry is visiting your house. What would you tell him? Will you cook something special for him? What kinds of things would you tell him about your "muggle life"?

2. You haven't received your Howarts letter yet, and for obvious reasons you feel a little bit anxious. Write a letter back to Dumbledore to check why you letter hasn't arrived and give extra reasons why you deserve it in the first place.

3. Write down some of the rules all wizards must follow while staying at Howarts. You can also write about the reasons why they should follow those specific rules and some of the consequences you may face if you do not obey.

4. Everybody loves presents and you feel kind of jealous because Harry received his new Nimbus 2000. What is a present you would like to received? Is there more than one? What are some of the reasons why you would like to receive this/these in particular?

As you can see, there are tons of prompts we could use class-by-class to encourage creative (short) writing in our students. Imagination is the limit and do not forget that the prompts must be interesting enough to catch your students' attention.

Peace out!  :P