It’s time to address students who want to experiment on Curiosity Fridays. We need to help them develop a scientific question and hypothesis. We’ll use SCAMPER to create interesting questions and depth and complexity to track data.
Since we’re just introducing Curiosity Fridays, we’re all going to investigate chess. Now, chess is an enormous topic that people devote entire lives to. We’ll need to refine the topic. Enter Google’s Wonder Wheel
Another example of “structure that increases creativity” is character archetypes. An archetype, according to Wikipedia, is “an original model of a person, ideal example, or a prototype upon which others are copied, patterned, or emulated.” Let’s use an inductive lesson to teach our students about these literary tools.
We’re continuing our journey through a writing unit focused on the patterns of great writing. This lesson, number three in the series, covers commonly used themes. Be amazed as your students begin developing stories around themes of redemption, coming of age, and the hero’s journey.
We’re continuing our unit about patterns in writing. This time, let’s examine the traditional five-act dramatic structure through the modern classic, Finding Nemo. Remember, we’re also framing the whole unit around the big idea that “structure increases creativity.”