International Education and Resource Network Pakistan(A project of Society for international Education)
A Vision – Creative Writing Anthology
A Vision 2009 is an anthology of students' writings on various literary genres- essays, stories, poems, and poetical sketches, which aims to showcase the youth's thoughts, viewpoints and insights of the things around them and even across borders, regardless of cultural and racial diversity. Its purpose is to use the art and the medium of creative writing to demonstrate that despite differences, teenagers around the world share the same hopes, fears, interests and concerns. This magazine is dedicated to a vision of cooperation and friendship among the people and governments of the world, and to the myriad of personal visions that make us all human.
The project is facilitated by the A Vision 2009 Team from the Philippines. For five consecutive years now, the magazine has been published by the Makati Science High School in the Philippines. A Vision is produced, not merely by the students directly involved in the project, but by everybody who contributes pieces of writing or art and is not afraid to share his/her opinion about the world today. A Vision is not only a magazine - it is a forum for sharing and learning!
Guidelines for CREATIVE WRITING:
DOMAIN: Story Writing (Narrative/ Descriptive)
AUTHOR: Twila Chambers; Frost Elementary School, Chandler, AZ GRADE
LEVEL/SUBJECT: Appropriate for grades 1-12: Language Arts
OVERVIEW: This is a creative writing time that takes a minimum of 25 minutes. During this time students are beginning their own story, reading another's beginning and creating the middle section, reading yet another story and finally developing a conclusion for that story.
PURPOSE: This activity encourages students to be creative in their own writing, as well as being critical and analytical of another's. I find that students, who accomplish very little during a typical structured writing time, become very much involved in this type of writing.
1. Create the beginning of a story. Introduce the characters and the setting.
2. Develop the action for the story.
3. Bring the story to a conclusion.
4. Read and analyze another's work.
5. Recognize the need for neat, well-organized work.
6. Time management.
RESOURCES/MATERIALS: Pencils and writing paper for each student and one of the planners for planning writing.
ACTIVITIES AND PROCEDURES:
TYING IT ALL TOGETHER:
There are several possibilities. Any and or all could be used.