A parody of the blockbuster, Pirates of the Caribbean, by nine-year-olds. Exaggerating gestures, calling attention to possibly ridiculous plot lines are aspects of what make parodies work. Talk about this video — what makes it funny — and apply ideas developed in the conversation in a writing project.
Stone Soup author Richard Ma, 12, talks about how he finds his ideas, what he likes to write about most, and how being published has made a difference to his writing. Richard has published a poem, “Goes the Ball” (September/October 2014) in Stone Soup, and reviewed two books for us: the biography of Steve Jobs (July/August 2012) and Temple Grandin […]
Stone Soup author Shyla DeLand, 13, talks about how she writes from personal experience and the influence of her favorite authors. Sharing tips on making writing readable and easy for readers to visualise – accomplished through drafting and revisions – she talks about her relationship with Stone Soup as a reader and a writer. Four of Shyla’s stories have appeared […]