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Doll Shop Magic making a doll

Writing Activity: reward a likeable character, with “Doll Shop Magic” by Joanna Calogero, 13

Introduction to this Stone Soup Writing Activity This writing activity is based on a story by 13-year-old Joanna Calogero published ...
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The Baron, the Unicorn, and the Boy riding a unicorn

Writing Activity: make a fictional creature seem real, with “The Baron, the Unicorn, and the Boy” by Ogechi Cynthia Njoku, 12

Introduction to this Stone Soup Writing Activity Ogechi's story, The Baron, the Unicorn, and the Boy, is about an ordinary ...
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Doll Shop Magic making a doll

Time Is Short: a meditation on teaching art

Perhaps it's a vestige of the agricultural heritage here in the Grand Valley in western Colorado, but our school children ...
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face your fears girls window

Can Boys Write About Girls, and Vice-Versa?

The standard advice for new writers — “Write what you know” — is good advice for all writers. When you ...
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dancing birds looking birds

Using Silence to Create a Mood

Every once in a while a story comes along that is unlike any other. Dancing Birds, the featured story from ...
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The Voice of the Seal sisters are swimming

Taking a Stand Through Fiction

Let’s say you have a strong opinion about something you see happening in the world. You know it is wrong, ...
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