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Tools for the Classroom
The following exercises can be adapted for lesson plans in the classroom, or exercises that writers complete independently.
An exercise to help establish an inclusive culture in the creative writing classroom from the first day of a course.
A multi-part exercise modeled after Matt Madden's 99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style.
A prompt that experiments with the idea that every text can be rewritten and that imitation is a tool for invention.
A brief presentation of differing perspectives about the relationship between literature, argument, and activism.
An exercise adapted from Peggy McIntosh’s “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack."
A list of lenses or orientations that writers use to approach the texts they read.
A catalog of strategies that creative writers use to draw upon outside material in their work.
An exercise that motivates discussion about the complexities of literary evaluation.
Questions to consider when reading a fictional story for workshop.
A series of ideas for how to "make it new" in your writing process.