If you are looking for a group activity among teenagers who dont know each other that well, this one will fit the bill. Get all the members in the group to write down a few things about themselves. If this sounds like you, then wed like to invite you to showcase your writing skills by becoming a member of the teen writers club, for free. Whether you live near our headquarters in gosford, nsw, australia, or halfway around the world, if youre a writer under the age of eighteen, then youre invited to join us. This is a great exercise to do with one writer, but of course, it can be done with a group too! Give your young writer a sheet of lined paper, with a single line of poetry written on about the 12 th line. This line can be from a famous poem or something you make up. It doesnt matter! Then, ask your writer to write a poem that ends with this. Join the teen writers group where you can gather with like minded, creative individuals to discuss all areas of writing! This group will meet every first and third monday from 400 to 500 pm. For writers undertaking long projects, sharing a piece can serve to show the rest of the group the progress made since the last meeting, even if the author doesnt need feedback right now. Sharing a piece of writing without expecting feedback can provide the writer with a deadline to work toward without generating anxieties over whether or not the piece is good enough to share. Stephanie morrill writes books about girls who are on an adventure to discover their unique place in the world. She is the author of several contemporary young adult series, as well as the 1920s mystery, the lost girl of astor street, and the wwii era romance, within these lines. Since 2010, stephanie has been encouraging the next generation of writers at her website. It is no wonder that many of our students could be described as reluctant writers at best. It has been estimated by the national association of educational progress that only about 27 of 8th and 12th grade students are able to write proficiently. Teen ink supported by the nonprofit young authors foundation, teen ink is the twenty-five-year veteran in the fostering-teen-writers game. The magazine, book series, and website are devoted entirely to writing, art, and photos by teens. We had such a great response from our first article on team-building activities for teens that were back with more ideas. Team-building activities are fun and easy ways to help teenagers (and adults too!) learn and practice how to communicate their thoughts and ideas, develop relationships, and build teamwork and trust. These activities can be invaluable because being able to work. This exercise may be used in pairs or small groups and is designed to test how well each writer knows his or her characters. Have a writer ask the person next to him a question about his or her protagonist.