There are several reasons which have determined me to write about teaching creative writing and its applications in teaching. First of all, I would like to begin by saying that teaching is what I have wanted to do since I was a teenager , although at that time I did not know what I wanted to teach. It was only in the 12th grade that I decided to become a foreign language teacher. Then , in the 3 rd year of college , I discovered methodology. For me it was fascinating because it provided me with information I was looking for regarding teaching : how to use and when to use certain materials, how to organize the classroom , the roles of teacher , how to correct errors etc . Methodology taught me a lot of useful things , many of which I tried to apply during my pedagogical practice. And everything turned out to be even better than I had expected : although thrilled at the thought of teaching , I was at the same time terrified , since I did nit know what to expect , what the reaction of the students would be etc. The students in the classroom where I taught were 4th graders and I knew that they could not pay attention more than 15 minutes , especially during a writing class so I tried to catch their attention using creative writing activities , as I had previously learned in a methodology lecture. The result was amazing for me : they were all excited and they all participated actively and they provided interesting writings. It was great. Why creative writing? Because I wanted to find an appropriate way to make their activity of writing pleasant and enjoyable and because I consider creative writing useful in teaching. Actually this is the topic on which I focused my research in this paper. The main issues I am concerned with in the present paper are: - the types of creative writings and how they can be applied in the classroom; - - student's perception of teacher who uses creative writings in the classroom; - - student's performance in tests using creative writings; REASONS FOR TEACHING WRITING The age group I have in mind is that of pupils about 7-10 years old , who have only recently started elementary school. Since children at this age are good at learning orally and are still learning to write in their mother tongue , I need to explain and justify why we should teach them to write in another language at this stage , apart from just giving them a few routine exercises. Learning writing shouldn't be seen as a burden for them. There are many good reasons for teaching writing at this age.
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