ONLINE LEARNING: LESSONS AND TOOLS

This is a confusing time for all of us, but WordPlay is here to make staying inside a little bit easier. We're thrilled to continue to support learning and exploration at home!

 

The following are lessons designed by our amazing network of professional teaching artists. Each lesson involves personal reflection through writing and a hands-on art-making experience. Continue to discover your voice, express yourself, and stay connected through these activities!

 

We love seeing and sharing what you create, so share your projects with us by emailing theo@wordplaycincy.org.

LESSON 1: STRENGTHS SELF-PORTRAIT

What makes you strong? What do you love about yourself? Create a list of what makes you awesome!

LESSON 2: WHERE I'M FROM

In difficult times, it can be really helpful to remember and celebrate good memories!  Let’s think about where we’re from, what makes us wonderful, and who we love the most.

LESSON 3: MY PRESIDENT POEM

Check out this cool poem by WordPlay writer Jai'Nya, age 15. Then try writing your own "My President" poem!

LESSON 4: PERSONAL ASSET MAPPING

What gifts do you have that can be helpful to yourself and others? What tools exist in your home that can be used for creativity?

Let’s write and make some art about all of the gifts in our lives.

LESSON 5: MEMORY POWER

Some of our the best stories come from our very own memories. Let’s explore a memory that can bring us strength anytime we need it to.

LESSON 6: LITERATURE QUOTE RESPONSE

There are so many books that inspire our lives! Let's play with some famous lines from literature and write about what they mean to us.

LESSON 7: CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT

One essential ingredient to telling a great story is to create a compelling character. Let's spend some time crafting the storyline of a great hero.

VIDEO ACTIVITIES

WRITING PROMPTS

Let’s explore different types of writing—also called genres! Below, you'll find a variety of prompts to get you started writing fiction, non-fiction and poetry. These prompts are designed to kick-start your imagination, but if your ideas take a different direction, just go with it! We can't wait to see what stories you have to share.

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