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The Stone Soup Creative Writing Project is currently a beta project. We have done our best with this FAQ, but we are aware that as you start using the site, questions on what to do, where to go, and how to do something are inevitably going to come up.
Our goal: a site that sings.
To accomplish that goal, we need your feedback. We do not want anyone—not a single user—to be frustrated with the site, ever. Please document stumbling blocks. Please tell us that you were looing for xyz but couldn’t find it. Or, that you found it, but not easily. Your observations, patience, and willingness to contact us about issues will enable us to pefect the website. Please write to email@example.com with questions you think should be addressed in the FAQ and to firstname.lastname@example.org with any and all suggestions for the site’s improvement. Thank you for your ideas!
An ever-evolving and constantly growing source of primarily free educational resources for instructors who teach writing.
The vast majority of the curated materials provided on the Educator portion of the website is free. Please note, however, that some of the additional links provided on the Educator portion of the website may route to materials on the main Stone Soup site that are only viewable with a subscription, or to outside resources that are not free.
Unlimited reading and inspiration for the motivated student. When you purchase a subscription you are in effect subscribing to the print and/or digital versions of Stone Soup Magazine. The digital subscription grants online access to all of Stone Soup’s published pieces and artwork, blog posts, and other content on the main website.
Both individual and school subscriptions are available. If you are planning to use Stone Soup in your classroom, we recommend speaking with your institution about purchasing and setting up a school subscription or site license—we use those terms interchangeably. A site license can be set up such that any student accessing the site through their school’s IP address can view all materials on the entire Stone Soup website.
Whether you are planning on subscribing as an individual or signing up your institution for a site license/school subscription, the process begins in the same way: Click here to be directed to the purchase page. Or, click the “Subscribe” button in the upper right.
Each subpage—Mentor Texts, Lesson Plans, Outside Resources, etc.—of the Educator section of the website has a link back to the Educator home page. In turn, content pages will have a link back to the subpage that organizes that content. You can also always use the “Back” button in the top left corner of your browser window. Another way to reach the Educator main navigation page is to click the “For Educators” button in the navigation bar near the very top of any of the site’s webpages.
Clicking the gray and red Stone Soup logo in the top left of the Educator site will direct you to Stone Soup’s homepage (not the Educator main navigation page), and some links and content provided as further resources on the Educator portion of the website will route to posts and pages that are on Stone Soup’s main site as well. For example, clicking the “Writing Prompts” button on the “Classroom Activities” subpage will take you to the section of the Stone Soup Blog where writing prompts are posted.