Many times, as a teacher, I have been lulled to sleep by some of my students' writing. Every sentence has the same pattern: "I did this. I did that." This is when the teacher must raise the bar on what is expected in a writing assignment. Give them the tools to meet the expectations.
Are you falling asleep as you grade your students’ creative writing assignments? It’s time to rescue them from the doldrums! Do a lesson focusing on literary devices. Use age appropriate books and instruct students to peruse them for literary devices. It’s as easy as pie (simile)! Then challenge your students to use literary devices in their own writing. The activity may have Bill writing like Shakespeare (allusion). Your eyes will glisten like diamonds as you read the students’ work (metaphor). Your grading pen will giggle with excitement (personification). Our expert Bright Hub writers have amazing articles awaiting your attention (alliteration). So what are you waiting for? I’ve told you a million times (hyperbole) that Bright Hub is your best resource for ideas in education!