Creativity Lesson: Use your Super Powers!

*This lesson coincides with the introduction to Whack on the Side of the Head by Roger von Oech.

Suggested Books

Lesson created by Patricia Ababio

Grade level range:   4-12

Length of time to teach lesson: 10-15 minutes


Overview of lesson: Introduce the concept of creativity and allow students to understand that they are creative even if they believe otherwise.


Objective (Learning target) of this lesson:  Students will understand creative thinking.

Resources/supplies/handouts needed to teach this lesson: 1 creative superpowers handout, pens or pencils, rubric

Teaching instructions for this lesson:

Introduce the concept of creativity by discussing ways in which students may have used common items in uncommon ways. Review rubric in order to show students the expectation for the activity.

Explore their creative powers by using the back of the handout.

Give them 5 minutes to conceive of new uses for the objects on the sheet.

Discuss the new concepts as a class.

Assessment:  Discuss the rubric after the introduction to the lesson, and then have students self-asses at the end of lesson.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Help Wanted on
Mont Vernon
This book combines history
and mathematics with
adorable characters to teach
kids about the many talents
of the first U.S. President.
 

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The UnderAchievers:
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Writing Across the Curriculum:
The NumberFix Project

 

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 Wacky We-Search Reports:
A popular book on writing
across the curriculum.