A creative way to teach the writing process is to use Play-Doh. Give each student a container of Play-Doh (the smaller the better) and ask them to create an object/creature. Before they touch the Play-Doh, have them discuss with a partner what they intend to make. Give them 3 minutes to talk, and 10 minutes to create. Once students have had time to create their object/creature, have them share their creations with another partner. Students should offer ways to make the object/creature better. Maybe it needs more details. Maybe it can be clearer. Maybe the student needs to rethink the creation and start over. Give students another 3 minutes to improve their creation. At the end, ask students to summarize the process they just went through to make their object/creation. Then, ask them to comment on how each step in the process helped them improve their creation. Make a connection between what they did with the Play-Doh and the purpose of a writing process. Do this activity once a year. You can always reference the activity when teaching the individual steps in the writing process.