Creative Writing Lesson Plans

Creative writing is an important writing style for students to learn about and experience on their journey to becoming writers. Find engaging creative writing lesson plans for middle school students from 2 Peas and a Dog. #creativewriting #writing #lessonplans #middleschool

Creative writing is an important writing style for students to learn about and experience on their journey to becoming writers. Helping students embrace their creative is a great way to get students writing. Students enjoy writing more when they get choice over their topic and format. Read more about how I use the RAFT writing model here.

Creative writing can be used weekly during free choice writing time, as a stand-alone unit or left for those days when you have a substitute teacher and want to leave an engaging lesson for your students.

Check out the creative writing lessons below to help infuse excitement in your writing program.

Year Long Creative Writing Choice Boards

This no prep – just photocopy and teach, year-long creative writing bundle will keep your students engaged in their writing. This bundle provides holiday writing prompts (Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter) as well as seasonal writing prompts (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer, Back to School) to support an inclusive classroom environment.

Students will select one the provided seasonal or holiday-themed character roles and create a written or visual product based on the character’s specific writing prompt using the RAFT (Role, Audience, Format, Topic) format.

Included in this Resource:

  • Detailed Teacher Instructions
  • 9 Different Creative Writing Assignments (with multiple background options)
  • Standards-Based Grading Rubric (Level 1 – Level 4)
  • Points Based Grading Rubric (Provides a final percentage mark)
  • Google Classroom ready PDFs

Creative Writing Prompts and Activities

Get your students excited about writing with these no prep creative writing prompts. Students will select their topic from 20 different writing prompts.

These prompts can be used as a stand-alone assignment, sub plans or enrichment task. Integrate these prompts into your Writer’s Workshop classes or any ELA writing lesson.

Resource Includes:

  • Teacher Instructions
  • Student Assignment Sheet (List or Choice Board Format)
  • 6 Anchor Charts
  • 20 different levelled writing prompts
  • Google Classroom ready PDFs
  • 2 Rubric Options (Standards Based Rubric or Points Based Rubric)

Interactive Writing Prompts

These no prep interactive writing prompts gets students up and moving during English class. Students use the 9 different story prompts to get thinking creatively about what might happen in each scenario. Students must move around the classroom to answer each other’s story writing prompts.

Resource Includes:

  • Detailed Teacher Instructions
  • 9 Different Open Ended Story Prompts
  • 1 Blackline Master for students to create their own


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