Incorporate art into writing (poetry): Students can even pick a page from their favourite book as an inspiration. Book page poetry is really neat and a great way to show creativity with older kids. This is an interesting way to teach poetry.
HOW TO WRITING IDEA: kids write directions about how to use slide. Teacher reads them and acts it out. She said it took 6 papers before it worked. Then they redid the directions and learned how important clear steps really are.