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Finding Characters In A Plot

Something really interesting happened the other day when I was working with my middle school class. We were using a prompt to generate story ideas, learning how to ask “What if…” and work out a plot for a short story in advance.  … Continue reading

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Creative Writing in Middle School, Year Two

If you were reading my blog in January, you know that I spent about three weeks co-teaching a creative writing unit with a Language Arts teacher at my son’s middle school.  We had a blast — so much so that we couldn’t wait to … Continue reading

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Creative Writing 101

This month, I am joining a middle school language arts class as “Guest Author” to present a creative writing unit.  I had no idea how much fun this was going to be. These are middle schoolers, after all.  I was … Continue reading

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