To start differentiating in Language Arts, it's often as simple as upgrading your examples. Bring in authentically interesting novels, paragraphs, sentences, phrases, and words.
My go-to writing task is a free verse poem written from a particular perspective. I learned this idea from my boss, Sandi, who learned it from Joan Franklin Smutny (I think!). You can use ANYTHING as your prompt. A piece of art works well to introduce the idea, but you can move to writing once […]