For students, English is mandatory; for me, it's a passion. Driven to unlock in my students the joy I find in English language and literature, I strive to make interesting lessons based on topics students tell me they love, and throw as much creativity into the mix as I can to stave off boredom for everyone.
Within this creative writing unit is a continuous PowerPoint that works on developing the skills students will need to be successful creative writers, using utopias as a vehicle to do so. Specific lesson outcomes look at: what utopias are and examples, writing and identifying phenomenal first sentences, letter writing, utopia-specific vocabulary, and activities that train students to notice and express detail in creative writing. An activity sheet used for one of the lessons is also included.