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8/17/14

Writing Idea: Design an apartment complex for superheroes



Genre: 
Creative Functional

Subject: 
Language Arts

Age Group: 
Middle Grades 

Topics: 
epic, adventure, superheroes, design, creative thinking 

Idea Explanation:
Students would have to think about design while focussing on using alternative materials and bizarre spaces to deal with superheroes. This pushes them to think creatively and problem-solve in a way that connects to fiction. Oh, who am I kidding? The real fun here is in designing a world for superheroes. 

Vocabulary Explanation:
design: create, make
accommodate: meet the needs of someone 
apartment complex: a group of apartments

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JOHN SPENCER
Professor of Instructional Technology
I want to see kids embrace creativity. As a teacher, this meant murals, documentaries, STEM camps, and coding projects. As a dad, this has meant elaborate pillow forts and home-made pinball machines and the story of non-magical wizard who makes robots. It's also why I co-founded Write About. Interested in having me speak or consult on design thinking and creativity? Visit my speaking page and fill out the contact form at the bottom. I'll get back to you within 24 hours.

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