In the “Writers’ Tools: Creativity and Ideas” and “Let’s Write! Creative Challenge” slideshows, students learn that creativity is a process. And that process begins with each person using their talents, imagination, experiences, memory, and knowledge to thoughtfully question and connect with the world, approaching life with a sense of wonder. Students will also learn that the creative process—solving problems—involves asking many questions, making many mistakes, often failing over and over. Learning from mistakes and failures, then courageously moving forward, is also part of the process.

These two slideshows and their accompanying educator guides offer cross-curricular class activities and writing exercises that allow students to explore the creative process, celebrating each student’s unique abilities and talents.

Teacher Tip! Please preview the slideshows and educator guides before sharing with your students so you can determine which activities and exercises will best meet the needs of your class.

RESOURCES: Educator Guide | Handouts | Bibliography | “In Search of Wonder” Speech by Katherine Paterson

RESOURCES: Educator Guide | Handouts | Bibliography

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