Objective: Students will use creative writing skills.
Resources: Teacher: none. Student: pencil, paper.
Teacher Preparation: none.
1. Procedure: Write this list of words on the blackboard: Christmas, Santa Claus, tree, gifts, snow, holiday.
2. Have students write a short story about Christmas without using any of the words on the board.
Variations/Options: Don’t allow any synonyms of the words; add to your list of words depending on age group; pick your own list of unrelated words for them to USE in their writing.