Today's Blog: The Creative Writing Paragraph

Paragraphs are always about 5-8 sentences long and start with a topic sentence, right? This is true if you're engaging in certain types of expository writing - like text responses, reports and often persuasive pieces - but not at all true for other types of writing, like fictional and non-fictional creative pieces. Good creative writing instruction isn't about teaching students to stick to a formula - but rather showing them how they can change and modify structural features (starting stories in different ways, changing sentence lengths and, yes, messing around with paragraph structure) in order to make things, well...creative.
We've got a resource below which models for students different ways a creative writing paragraph can be structured so they don't write creative writing pieces with uniform paragraphs. Download it here.
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