Teaching Creative Writing to Primary School Students

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suthas vongkrabakthaworn
Kanokwan Sriwapee
Runglawan Laumka


This article aims to present some guidelines about teaching creative writing to primary school students, starting from environment management to motivate students to think and act creatively in which the teacher has to be a model for his/her students. In this regard, the teacher has to use the process and use of appropriate teaching and learning ranging from classroom management, group organization and learner preparation. The teacher has to expose five characteristics; smiling, being humor, keeping with situations, seeing differences and creating fairness. Then he/she designs teaching and learning activities from easy to difficult tasks, dividing the prose into eight parts; 1) telling a story in brief and asking students to write on their own as much as possible, 2) writing a story from an imagination in case of not having a complete one, 3) writing an impressive story, 4) exposing a simulation, 5) writing a dialogue from unspoken things, 6) searching for words, 7) guiding from a picture and 8) writing from a guided plot. For writing a poem, the teacher guides students to eight activities; 1) extending use of words, 2) using rhythms, 3) reorganizing until the completion, 4) adding more stories, 5) starting from a first step, 6) searching for words, 7) guiding from a picture and 8) adjusting a story. It is argued that these steps and approaches will make students perform different activities of writing a creative story step by step and then they can develop their own writing in a better way.     

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vongkrabakthaworn, suthas, Sriwapee, K. ., & Laumka, R. . (2023). Teaching Creative Writing to Primary School Students. Journal of Education Rajabhat Maha Sarakham University, 20(1), 3–13. Retrieved from https://so06.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/edu-rmu/article/view/259496
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