Incorporate art into writing (poetry): Students can even pick a page from their favourite book as an inspiration. Book page poetry is really neat and a great way to show creativity with older kids. This is an interesting way to teach poetry.
Thumbprint Self-Portrait. The kids make this based on their actual thumbprint and write a narrative about themselves. how old you are, things you like and don't like, your hopes and dreams for the future. LOVE this for the beginning of school!