Presenter: Shannon Anderson
Core Area:
Instructional Planning and Delivery 1A, 1C; Knowledge of Students and Student Learning 2B; Content Knowledge and Expertise 3A; Learning Environment 4D; Professional Practices and Responsibilities 6A
Grade Level: 
Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

Want to spark some creativity in your young writers and get them excited to try new writing techniques? In this 1-hour course, award-winning teacher and author Shannon Anderson will share sure-fire ways to inspire kids to be more innovative and clever with their writing endeavors. In this course, you’ll discover mentor texts and exercises from real writers that you can use in your classroom. This course is the ultimate guide for teaching aspiring writers, and it may just get YOU inspired to write with more pizzazz, too!

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While some students may have a natural knack for writing, others may need help learning how to grow this skill. A little bit of inspiration goes a long way in helping them learn to stretch their creative writing muscles. In this 1-hour course, Creativity Disclaimer — Your Kids May Fall in Love with Writing, award-winning educator Shannon Anderson shares her best tips for learning creative ways to inspire kids to write.

Ms. Anderson is a 25-year veteran educator, children’s book author, and speaker. Her passion is helping students cultivate a love for reading and writing, as well as helping educators find creative ways to inspire kids to write. Ms. Anderson helps make creative writing fun, exciting, and something to look forward to.

After taking this course, you’ll walk away with a better understanding of:

  • How to set up a writer’s notebook
  • Using figurative language in writing
  • Word choice in writing
  • How to use quotes
  • Playing with rhymes
  • Creative writing exercises to get your students thinking
  • How to organize a story

Presenter Bio

Shannon Anderson has taught for 25 years, from first grade through college level. The highlight of her teaching career was being named one of the Top 10 Teachers to inspire the Today Show. She has served as the gifted coordinator for her school corporation, as well as a writing coach. Shannon is also an award-winning children’s book author and loves to do author visits. You can learn more about her at www.shannonisteaching.com. 

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202 reviews for Creativity Disclaimer – Your Kids May Fall in Love with Writing!

  1. Marissa – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Too long.

  2. Cyndi – CORPUS CHRISTI ISD (verified owner)

    The speaker gives wonderful examples of ways to get your students to write creatively!

  3. Paula – BOLING ISD (verified owner)


  4. Christina – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    This class is SOLID!!!

  5. Mary Lee – HILLSBORO CITY (verified owner)

    I thought this course was very educational. She was pleasant to listen too and had amazing ideas to use with our young writers.

  6. Wilma – HARMONY SCIENCE ACADEMY & SCHOOL OF SCIENCE – HOUSTON SOUTH 101846 OR 101862 (verified owner)

    I like the ideas for mentor text selections for writing

  7. Paige – HILLSBORO CITY (verified owner)

    There were a lot of good examples throughout the presentation.

  8. Tara – HILLSBORO CITY (verified owner)

    I loved how she gave the titles of books that would be wonderful texts to use to teach different kinds of writing! Also, the activities she shared would be fun and engaging for students within the classroom.

  9. Glennda – HALLSVILLE ISD (verified owner)

    Good for younger kids

  10. Trisha – COLUMBUS CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT (verified owner)

    This was a great course. Possibly breaking it down into smaller presentations might be better. Tons of awesome information! My mind is swimming!

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