This week’s lesson calls for some creative writing—creating a modern-day “prophecy of hope,” using a combination of Bible verses and the students’ own words. Some students find writing intimidating, perhaps because it’s been difficult for them in school. Working with a partner or small group should take some of the pressure off. If one member of the group is more comfortable writing, the other(s) can contribute ideas and leave the actual words to the person who likes writing.
It also helps to remind students that this isn’t school—you’re interested in their ability to communicate a message of hope, not to spell or punctuate.