Creativity by John Steptoe

creativitySchema: What does creativity mean?  How are you creative?

Voice: The author creates a great voice with the main character of this story.  He leaves the “g” off of the end of the words and uses words unique to the character of this young boy. Voice is a difficult writing trait to explain and teach.  Steptoe explains voice very well in his paragraph about music.  He talks about how different musicians present the same music in a different way.  He then continues to talk about how artists can see the same bowl of fruit and paint it in many different ways.

Inference: Ask the students what they infer about students writing about the same topic?  Will they all write from the same viewpoint?

The author says, “Sayin’ what you mean in your own special way–that’s bein’ creative.”

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