Creative Writing Rocks!
Creative Writing teacher Megan Whitt took a different approach to storytelling during an October lesson called Rock On. Sixth-grade students were asked to write stories and incorporate a rock into their writing. When they were finished, they decorated rocks to match what they wrote. Students first found a rock that spoke to them and considered a few things. Did the rock remind them of anything? Did it look like a person, animal, or thing? Students wrote stories from many different genres. “The point of the project was to take something ordinary and seemingly mundane and turn it into something extraordinary,” Whitt said. “It’s about finding a story in the everyday.”