A Call to Creativity: Writing, Reading, and Inspiring Students in an Age of Standardization

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Teachers College Press, 2012 - Education - 105 pages
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In this age of standardization, many English teachers are unsure about how to incorporate creative writing and thinking into their classroom. In a fresh new voice, Luke Reynolds emphasizes that "creativity in our lives as teachers and in the lives of our students is one of our most vital needs in the 21st century." Based on his own journey as an English teacher, A Call to Creativity is a practical guide that shows teachers how they can encourage and support students' creativity in the English/language arts classroom. The book offers both the inspiration and practical steps teachers need to engage their students through a variety of hands-on projects and worksheets that can be used immediately to insert creativity into any standards-based curriculum.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Creativity CrawlsThrough the Cracks
5
Reading and Responding Like a Human Being
15
Writing as Creative and Rigorous
27
Doing Outside the Box
37
How to Teach Studentsto See Think and Feel
45
The Agony and the Sweat
55
Appendices
59
References
98
Index
100
About the Author
105
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Luke Reynolds has taught 7th- through 12th-grade English in Massachusetts and Connecticut public schools, as well as composition at Northern Arizona University. He is co-editor of the bestselling book Burned In: Fueling the Fire to Teach.

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