Teaching Writing

Teaching creative writing.

Stone Soup Magazine
April 2018

Years ago, when I was doing contract negotiations for a small advertising agency, the CFO gave me some good advice at the start. Always know what you’re talking...

Here are just a few websites and programs that can be helpful for teaching creative writing for students. From lesson plans to book suggestions, these websites...

A Brief History of the Vietnam War Note: This is background history for people reading the story My Country and the Way to America written by a child who...

Stream of consciousness can be an effective writing style to use when you have a character who sees and thinks very differently from the other characters. This...

This interview inspires two projects: write a story based on a photograph and illustrate a story with photographs. This is a great interview byRansom Riggs. He...

Taking as inspiration the world of puppeteers for the play “War Horse” this activity teaches students how to use gesture to make animal characters more...

I have a reluctant writer at home. My son, a fifth grader whom I homeschool, is very curious and very inquisitive in an understated way. When we take trips to...

I remember as a young writer in grammar school having to come up with my own ideas and topics to write about. In the 1980’s, this may have been a typical...

Does your gifted child or a classroom child react negatively to sensory stimulus? Instead of seeing the sensory quirks as a negative aspect of life, there are...

I never want to know ahead of time which kids are “those” kids. When I walk into a classroom, ready to teach a unit on art, I don’t want to know which kid is...