Què es pot fer en un taller d’escriptura creativa? Tipus de textos.

Disseny de còmics
Poesia visual: cal·ligrames
Peus de fotografies.
Prediccions a partir d'imatges
Escriptura de histories de ficció
Crítiques d’art
Crítiques de pel·lícules
Llistes de la compra
Núvols de paraules (
Escriptura col·laborativa (a l’ordinador)
Dictats col·laboratius
Deixem notes amb Post its
Comentaris a rticles de revistes
El meu diari
Notícies de l’aula, de l’escola…
Cartes i correus electrònics
Posts al blog de l'escola
Recull de retalls de diaris
Receptes de cuina
Teatre, escriptura de guions
Comentaris sobre natura o fets científics
Composició de lletres de cançons
Disseny de pàgines web, blocs,
Guions de televisió, de noticiaris, de prediccions del temps
Biografia pròpia o d’altri
Avisos, notificacions, notes
Descripcions d'animals fantàstics

Més, si us plau!!

A continuació hi ha una "petita" col·leció d'activitats trobades a la xarxa que poden ser utilitzades i/o adaptades al Taller d'Escriptura Creativa:

Recull fet pel CeDec de 10 activitats per a realitzar amb alumnes de primària:

De fet és una adaptació d'aquesta presentació elaborada a partir del treball de Tom Barret: "55 interesting ways to suport writing in the classroom (and tips)". És un PPT elaborat a partir del treball del Tom Barret i activitats d'altres mestres per treballar l'escriptura creativa a les aules de primària. Propostes interessants, engrescadores i plenes de dinamisme per motivar i millorar la creació i els fonaments de l'escriptura.

Una pàgina força interessant amb moltes opcions és Es poden editar contes il·lustrats d’una forma fàcil i amb uns resultats mol bons. Un cop fets, espoden enllaçar a un bloc, projectar-los per explicar-los, mprimir-los o enviar-los per correu a les famílies (per Sant Jordi per exemple...). No cal dibuixar i escriure directament directament, es pot escanejar i després editar.

Petites històries és un aplicatiu que permet que cada alumne/a creï per escrit una història a partir d'imatges predeterminades. Per elaborar la història, l'usuari/ària podrà triar blocs de tres, sis o nou imatges. L'extensió de la història dependrà de la imaginació i dels coneixements de la llengua que tingui cadascú, per la qual cosa Petites històries s'adapta a tots els nivells del marc comú de referència per a les llengües.

Pàgina molt senzilla que permet crear còmics, després imprimir-los o guardar-los. Està en anglès però és d'una extrema senzillesa.

Es pot trobar molta informació en llengua anglesa i moltes propostes d'activitats per animar als nens i nenes a l'escriptura. Aquí teniu un recull.

A la pàgina web de Home Schooling hi ha moltíssimes activitats d'escriptura creativa per nens i nenes:, com per exemp
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Write a script - write and perform a puppet show, play or animation. Want to know how to make an animation?

Make a Journal. Journals don't have to be about 'What you did at the weekend'! You can use them to explore all sorts of topics. Find out more about journaling for kids. For a book on Journal prompts try this one.

Who are they?
  • Cut photographs of people from magazines and ask the children to pick two or three of them.
  • Write about who the people are, what their lives are like, and how they might know each other. It would also be fun to place the pictures of people in a geographic location and ask the children to write about what they are doing there.
  • A variation on this theme would be to go out to a park or cafe and do some people watching. Pick some people and make quick notes about them - how did they look, what were they wearing. Then write a story about them when you get home.

Comic Books - these are fun to write (remember to let them read lots of comics as research!). There are several online programs for making comic books.

Make an ideas jar - cut out slips of paper and write a word or two on each - blue/smooth/frosty/loved. Get the children to pick three to five words and make up a story using them.

Design and write an online Blog - it seems to motivate children if their musings are to be read by lots of people. If your children are homeschooled then invite them to join the Homeschooled Kids Carnival.

Write a Movie Review. - show the children some reviews by movie critics, then watch a movie for them to review. If you are looking for movie ideas, see my page teaching with movies.

Write a Haiku or Limerick.

Do a scavenger hunt - make a bag filled with items you find either on a nature walk or around the house. You could set a theme such as ten blue items, or items that weigh less than a certain amount. Gather the items together and try to weave them all into a story.

Start an Ideas Daybook to keep track of your creative homeschooling ideas.

Story Tellers

Make a large circle out of pasteboard. Section into 6 or 8 pie slices with a marker then laminate. Attach peel and stick Velcro to each piece of pie section. Cut lots (and LOTS) of pictures out of magazines. Laminate and attach the opposite side of the peel and stick Velcro. Let the child select one picture for each pie slice...telling a story of what is happening as they select. When their slices are completed...they can take the storyboard and go write down their story. You can have all the pics in a stack or separate by categories.

Un altre pàgina web a tenir en compte és Teaching Ideas.

Writing Traditional Stories from a Different Point of View

Read "The True Story of the Three Little Pigs" (by Jon Scieszka) with the children. This tells the "Three Little Pigs" story from the wolf's point of view.
Ask the children to think of a story that they know well, and to write another version from another point of view.
e.g. Write "Cinderella" from the PoV of one of the ugly sisters, OR Write "The Three Billy Goats Gruff" from the PoV of the troll,
OR Write "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" from the PoV of Goldilocks.

Design a New Room for the Chocolate Factory

Based on "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" by Roald Dahl.
Remind the children of the story and read chapter 15 - a description of the Chocolate Room.
Ask the children who have read the story if they can think of any of the other rooms in the factory. Make a list of these on the board for the children to refer to later.
Now ask the children to make up a new room for the chocolate factory, making sure that they are as descriptive as possible.
Jessica Miller has also suggested the following idea:
What might have happened if any of the other children had gotten the factory?
Supermoo's New Adventures

Based on the book "Supermoo" by Babette Cole.
Read the story through with the children. Discuss the main characters (Supermoo, Calf Crypton, the BOTS, Miss Pimple's class), and ask the children to produce a new adventure for a series of new Supermoo books. This could be in the form of a story, or a storyboard with accompanying pictures.
When finished, the children could actually make the books for younger children in the school to read.

6) Recipes for Dreams

Based on "The BFG" by Roald Dahl.
Remind the children of the story and read the "Dreams" chapter to give the children some ideas. Ask them to make a recipe for a dream. They could set it out like a cooking recipe with ingredients and mixing instructions and there should also be a short description of the dream (which could be a "Golden Phizzwizard" or a "Trogglehumper").
When all of the recipes are finished, they could be made into a "Dream Recipe Cook Book".

Dr. Xargle's Book of .....

This activity is based on the Dr. Xargle series of books written by Jeanne Willis and illustrated by Tony Ross.
Read through some of the books in the series.
The children should write their own Dr. Xargle story in which he teaches his class about a different aspect of Earth life (e.g. school, work). This will encourage them to look at everyday life from a different point of view. If there is enough time, they could also make illustrations to accompany their text.

Class Mascot Activity

Find a small soft toy or puppet which will become the class mascot. With the class, choose a name for the mascot, and discuss its background (where it comes from, its friends and family, its likes and dislikes etc.).
Let each child take the mascot (and a book in which to write) home for a few days at a time. While they are looking after the mascot, they should write a short story in the book outlining what the mascot has done during its stay with them. This can be true or the children can make up events (e.g. a trip to the moon). Encourage them to be as creative as possible.
When the mascot returns to school, spend some time discussing what it has done and where it has been. The class could make a book describing the mascot's travels.

When I am famous...

"In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes" - Andy Warhol
Discuss the above quote with the children, and talk about what it means to be famous. Would they like to be famous? What would they like to be famous for?
The children could then write:
  • An account of what they would like to be famous for, and why.
  • A diary, written as if the child was famous in the future. How are they feeling? What things do they have to do?
  • An newspaper interview, written as if in the future, with the child who is now famous.

How did the elephant get its trunk?

Can the children think of a story which describes how the elephant got its trunk? Or how about explaining how a giraffe got its long neck? How did the leopard get its spots? Why has a rabbit got long ears? Why is a zebra stripy?

Description of a New Animal

A good way of asking children to use their descriptive writing skills is to ask them to invent a new animal. Ask them to describe what it looks like, where it lives, what it does, what it eats etc. It might be useful to discuss existing animals and their characteristics beforehand.

Writing a story based on adverts

In the back of many books, there are often adverts for other stories. Why not get the children to choose one of these adverts, and write a story based on the description of the story in the advert. They don't need to have read the book which is being advertised, and you can get them to compare their own story to the real version when they have finished.

Using Objects

Take 4 or 5 unrelated but interesting objects and challenge children to create either a skit or a character description of the owner. Great for oral discussion but also useful for character analysis. Suggested by Jane Knight.

Name Characters

This is using art and creative writing, and was suggested by Jeanette Carpenter:
  • Fold a piece of paper in half and on the fold line write your name.
  • Cut around the outside shape of your name.
  • Open your name and you will have a shape based on your letters.
  • Colour and design your shape into a character.
  • Glue your finished character to a piece of construction paper.
  • Write a descriptive paragraph about your character as if it is an alien arriving here on earth for the first time. Give it a name, place of origin, reason for being here, etc.