If you believe that teaching creative writing should be done creatively, you've picked the right book. Don't Forget to Write for the Elementary Grades offers elementary teachers 50 creative writing lesson plans developed by the highly imaginative and highly acclaimed 826 National writing centers. The book is designed to be a handy teacher's aide that can help reach and inspire all students ages 5 to 12 (even those most resistant to creative writing). The lessons range from silly ("Brains! or, Writing with Zombies") to practical ("How to Write a How To"), from sports to science, music to mysteries, and everything in between (yes, there is an academic purpose to having Harry Potter and Spiderman battle some evil ninjas). Each unique lesson is written by educators, 826 volunteers, celebrated authors, actors, and writers.