Creative Writing


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One of the writing exercises I do is Creative Writing: making the kids break conventional writing rules.  It gives the closet poets an occasion to do their thing, and it gives the kids with writing problems a chance to write without worrying about all the ridiculous capitals and punctuation.  The above photo is the inspiration for these:

Level 3:

It’s a monster, isn’t it? Well, his name is Peter. He is from Pandora. It’s a fantastic place. I’d really like to travel there with James Cameron. Peter is very strong. If you think his favorite food is meat, you’re wrong. He is crazy about leaves and vegetables. So he doesn’t lack vitamins. Oh , and there’s one more thing! He’s on the earth! And the question is: How did he come here? By spacecraft? Fly by himself?

Level 3/4:

“It is like you , isn’t it?” “OMG! Are you kidding me ? It is a monster!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” My friend said that to me. But I think they are little close , a little just a little““““““““““““““““`
like he said —–only joking
BUT , I think I would like to be a vampire ,hey heeeeeeeeeeeeeey!
The boy that l said who like this monster saying: “ what a evil girl you really are~”
“ You are such a clever boy ! You got that , what a devil!!”
but not like me, I WHISPER
Like I said just A LITTLE .
I AM NOT SO evil, just for fun .
I need to find something interesting in my life uh-huh? because I want everyday really FANTASTIC , then I can enjoy my life.
VAMPIRE is a good choice I think .
If I really COULD be“““
Fly under the moonlight , travel in the night sky ,
But with WHO?
It’s the boy I never told I like you or it’s the girl I never will forget.
No doubts only one can be that
Whatever I just back my normal life from my thoughts
I know that I was born to be somebody Ain’t nothing that ever gonna stop me.
Keep the real me
Trust me , I will get someone that understand what I ‘m going through .
Boy, girl ,vampire, the little monster and those dreams.
my life

Level 3/4:

Ah this picture a little bit scary. I have never seen this kind thing. Is this a dinosaur or a dragon? I really have no idea. It was beaten by the ugly stick. I heard a story about this. One day, a donkey walked on the street and he saw a dog. He said: “Wow! Dog is so strong, please give me its body.” And then it had dog’s body.  Then it continued to go, and it saw a crocodile .So it wants to have crocodile’s teeth. Finally he gets most animals’ body parts. But it is more ugly.

Level 4:

Crazy Thing

Crazy animal Crazy body!
Oh look at this! What’s that?
Dinorsour’s face
Monster’s legs
Tiger’s body bow’s tail
And sheep’s ear!
Do you know that?
maybe maybe. But
I like
that sounds wierd! are you sure
yeah~~~~of course!

Orange body
Short teeth
Big feet and thin tail
the parts of the body
they don’t match
some times cute
and some
times S C A R Y !!!
can it bite you
can it hurt you
and can it eat you?
Yes? Maybe? No?
anything can happen
and you still can guess any things !

Strong feet
Cute tail
Dam eyes and sharp teeth.
you can guess anythings about this animal
Any belongs to you. o(∩_∩)o

Level 5:

What subject is it( It’s a beast of prey right! )
maybe a dinosaur maybe a tiny abnormal mouse( cause it’s head looks like )
Actually, it is just an fictitious thing in our mind
I lost plenty of time, so I regard it as a my time eater!
How ferocious it is! ( I am struck.) Why are you so voracious?
The hours wore on.
Time passed through my eyes,
through my fingers,
through my bowl…
It was passing while I was staring blankly
while I was doodling
while I was eating…
And then they were sucked into the eater’s tummy.
When I noticed, my time were already dead and the time eater was licking his mouth.( I felt very sorry for my times. )
I perceive that I should run faster, preventing the eater from catching me.


About theenglishmajor

Theoretically, I am an English tutor, but that doesn't quite cover the E.S.L., the literacy, the history, the geography, the religion and the creative writing I teach. Alternative education fascinates me; a good deal of modern society frustrates me; my B.A.Creative Writing was interesting, but raising two children to adolescence has taught me much more than anything else has or will.

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