Among the many choices Rotation Modelers have for workshops is the lesser known "Creative Writing" Workshop (the four main workshops being Art, Drama, Video, and Bible Skills & Games.)
Sunday Schools have been employing creative writing activities in curriculum for decades. The Creative Writing Workshop in the Rotation Model seeks to concentrate those techniques in one creative workshop and in the hands of a teacher who knows creative writing is more than paper and pencil.
Among some Rotation Modelers, there is also a tradition of "journaling" at the end of some workshop lessons. This form of creative writing also described below.
Your experience and ideas about teaching with creative writing in Sunday School are welcome. Share them by posting below or in one of the other writing topics in this forum.
The "Creative Writing Workshop" and "Journaling" are two different Rotation concepts.
The Creative Writing Workshop is a specific classroom and lesson built around a creative writing activity. "Journaling" is typically a reflection activity that can take place at the end of any workshop lesson.
Journaling can be used in any workshop. Journaling can also be used as a technique in a Creative Writing Workshop.
Creative Writing is more than just writing in a journal (obviously), and that's the larger scope of this forum.
In the Creative Writing Workshop, some form of written expression is used as the primary creative learning activity.
Poems, lyrics, psalms, interviews, news, scripts, etc. View this forum's many writing techniques to expand your concept of "writing" and stoke your creativity.
"Journaling" is what some Rotation Sunday Schools have their students do AFTER a workshop lesson, no matter what creative medium they have been using. For example, students might pull out their journals and write a personal reflection after doing an art project. Some Rotation churches use journaling only with certain workshops.
Sometimes, journaling can be done in the Creative Writing Workshop. Your choice.
As you will read in this forum, some churches are successful with journaling, some are not.
Creative Writing is NOT limited to children who can write. This forum describes many techniques you can use with non-readers.