How to Teach Writing - Resources for Creative Writing Teachers
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Welcome, fellow writing teachers! I'd love to make your lives a little easier.
Here's a complete creative writing syllabus with writing lesson plans, activities, and exercises for the teaching of fiction writing. You can use any of the lessons individually, teach them together as a course, or combine them with a workshop format if your students are at an age and level where they can handle group critiques. (You're welcome to print anything from this website to distribute in the classroom, but please don't republish these materials online or offline without permission).
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Creative writing syllabus with lesson plans: fiction
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