Creativity is a key skill for successful contributors in the 21st Century.  One of the ways we help students learn creativity is through creative writing – but what is creative writing.  In my opinion any writing is creative writing – creativity is the ability to combine things that already exist to create something new.  When you reflect on writing, we draw on the words, concepts, thoughts, skills (the list goes on) to put them all together to create something new – piece of writing.  Creative writers engage with subjects that they are interested in and feel that they have the agency to commit pencil to paper to communicate their ideas to an audience.  Through tapping into visible learning strategies, making writing meaningful and strategically creating authentic audience for writing, we can help foster people who identify as writers.

Author: Roland Lewis

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