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Creatively Writing Canada

Related Website: Canada: A Literary Tour
Ages: 14-18 years (Intermediate, Senior)
Subjects: Language Arts, Creative Writing, Social Studies

Introduction

In this unit, students will apply various modes of creative expression to write. The activities can be completed individually or consecutively and used with any selection of prose or poetry. The first two activities encourage students to explore writing styles and the last three instruct them on different ways to write about a personal landscape.

Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • explore the use of the senses in writing and the effects of reading aloud;
  • understand how the development of a character is connected to their surroundings;
  • use different perspectives to interpret their personal landscapes.

Concepts

Students will explore:

  • the significance of perspective and point of view;
  • Canada as a construction of multiple realities.

Learning Modifications

The following activities can be modified for cooperative groups or individual study. They are suitable for kinesthetic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, visual/spatial, auditory, tactile, logical, linguistic/verbal learners.

Evaluation Tools

Suggestions for evaluation are offered in each activity.

Activities Summary

Below is a table summarizing the content in this educational resource. For every title a brief description of the content is given, along with links to the PDF and RTF versions.

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Title Description Alternate Formats
Curriculum Connections A table showing where the activities meet provincial/territorial curriculum [PDF 65 KB]
[RTF 758 KB]
Activity Resources A list of websites to help complete the activities [PDF 52 KB]
[RTF 737 KB]
Activity 1
Five Senses Colour-Coding
Students associate the five senses with creative writing [PDF 53 KB]
[RTF 733 KB]
Activity 2
Reading Aloud for Power-Words
Students recognize the effects of reading text aloud [PDF 56 KB]
[RTF 734 KB]
Activity 3
Pictures of a Personal Landscape
Students connect the development of a character with their environment [PDF 59 KB]
[RTF 737 KB]
Activity 4
Unknown Stories of a Landscape
Students explore how parts of a landscape interact with one another [PDF 55 KB]
[RTF 735 KB]
Activity 5
The Anatomy of a Landscape
Students explore how the body interacts with landscape [PDF 51 KB]
[RTF 732 KB]