Your students have awoken on an deserted island. How are they going to survive? Food, shelter, water, who knows? This project based learning activity asks students to problem solve and world-build, unlike anything they've done before. It brings together design, SS, art, writing, and collaboration. Go to the island and get lost. $
How I Turned Writing-Phobic Students into Writing Machines (or How Ralph Fletcher Rocked My World) - So what exactly is a Writer's Notebook? Ralph Fletcher describes it this way: “A Writer’s Notebook is a blank book where a writer can engage in the fun, often messy job of being a writer – practicing, listening, playing with language, gathering images and insights and ideas. The purpose of such a notebook is to nourish the writer.”
The Quick+Easy Way to Learn to Write Fiction: Dive into the 30-Day Short Story Challenge
If you want to learn to write fiction, there are a LOT of things you need to know about. But trying to learn them all while writing a novel can be time-consuming and frustrating. Learn to write fiction the quick and easy way by focusing on the short story. The short form is the standard vehicle for teaching fiction in schools around the world, but it's time to learn the short story form on your time from the comfort of your own home. In the 30-day short story challenge, we'll read stories…
Why You Should Write a Character Based on Yourself
Literary Landscapes in Ireland #irlnd
When you walk through Ireland’s staggeringly beautiful landscapes, breathing in fresh air that’s washed over wild, blooming hedgerows, rolling fields, and towering cliffs, even the least artistic of us can feel inspired! So just imagine how J.R.R. Tolkien, W.B. Yeats, and C.S. Lewis felt when they drank in the views and tranquility of this beautiful little island…and went on to write some of the world’s most beloved literature.