Brainstorming Groups – Creativity Techniques

▪ Back in Class:
– Ask students if they were surprised with their Character Survey results. Lead a class discussion for a few minutes.

– Put students in groups based on character strength similarities. Groups of 3-4 should discuss their results with each other and possible real-life evidence (reasons) why that character strength is accurate.

– Teacher-led discussion:
▪ Review the idea of making strong claims, backing those claims up with reasons, and then elaborating on those reasons with specific evidence.

▪ Tell students that some of the real-life incidences they discussed in their groups should be used as “evidence” when they write a narrative essay about their possible life plan.

▪ Hand out and introduce the narrative essay.

Introducing the Narrative Essay

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~ Elizabeth B. Jamison