Hi everyone, I've been succsessfully shortlisted for a job in boys prep school that I'd really like, and I'm being interviewed next week. The interview includes a 25 minute lesson with a year 3 or 4 class and the only direction I've been given is "it should be a creative writing topic". Anyway, I've had a few ideas, and I'm going to have to have 2 plans, one for year 3 and one for year 4 (though I'm basing them both on the same extract from a book) I was thinking of doing some kind of cloze procedure excersise for the year 3. I thought I'd get them to work in pairs to come up with the missing adjectives and similies from an extract from a book, and then as a class we could discuss which words they used and look at the words the author chose, and explore how these work to create a mysterious atmosphere. My question is, is this really creative writing? I have specifically been told they chose creative writing as it was an open ended and flexible topic. I don't really feel like 25 minutes is really enough time to get the children actually writing something successfully starting from scratch and that a cloze procedure excerise could be quite successful in getting them to think about how to do creative writing well?