BookCoverPreview 2I’ve been in your shoes, and I wouldn’t have traded that experience for anything. Teaching creative writing and literature is so gratifying–and a big strain on resources. I hope that what I offer here will help you as you create wonderful writing and learning experiences for your students.

For some tips to stop summer slide, check out my blog here.

51fSKVUK2lL._SX385_BO1,204,203,200_My newest release is A JOURNAL for Teen Writers. I wrote it to combine the best of several worlds: motivating quotes from writers (many of them published as teens), brainstorming pages, 50 writing prompts to inspire stories, PLUS some images for coloring and spaces for doodling to help clear the mind so writers can be their most creative selves. It would make a great gift for your young writer at home or as a book prize for a writing contest or award. Click on the cover photo to get a peek inside at Amazon.

Click on the following links for resources and other suggestions for your classroom. Click on the cover photo to get a peek inside at Amazon.

PicMonkey CollageBusy Teacher’s Guides to Hamlet, Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet

PUBLISHING RESOURCES FOR YOUNG WRITERS  a list of links to articles and resources for young writers who want to be published, along with links to sites that publish the writing of young authors.

The Dragon’s Pearl and The Dragon’s Revenge: Fantasy novels for middle readers. Click on the link to read more about the books, sample a couple of chapters, and find out how to get the free teacher’s guide.

Shakespeare Journal Prompts Journal prompts for Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, King Lear, Twelfth Night and Hamlet

Writing Prompts This list is always being updated. Also check these Writing Prompts for Pre-Teens.

5 Tips for Teaching Creative Writing

Templates for Printing  Links here to PDFs of character sketch and story organizers

Writing Fiction: A Hands-On Guide for Teens

Writing Fiction: A Guide for Pre-Teens

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Writing Fiction: A Guide for Pre-Teens

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