Writing the Wrong in the ELA Classroom: The Role of Performance Through Creative Writing

  • Petryna Venuta McGill University
Keywords: creative writing, English Language Arts, high school English, writing, teaching writing

Abstract

Why aren’t English teachers creative writers? Why is there little to no emphasis on creative writing in ELA classes? What are the implications of popular media portrayals of the writer on students’ perception of writing? In my classroom practice, I encouraged a variety of writing styles that allowed students to grow as readers, but, more importantly, as writers. This paper attempts to understand how we can integrate creative writing with traditional academic writing, to imagine its possibilities, and to examine how we can do more of it.

Published
2020-06-13
How to Cite
VenutaP. (2020). Writing the Wrong in the ELA Classroom: The Role of Performance Through Creative Writing . LEARNing Landscapes, 13(1), 237-248. https://doi.org/10.36510/learnland.v13i1.1017