Integrate technology while teaching fiction writing to grades 4-8!
Maupin House Publishing announces the release of Teaching the Story:
Fiction Writing in Grades 4-8. This revised second edition includes 20
new lessons that infuse technology into the writing process, allow for
more differentiation and personalization in the classroom, and expand
instruction for grades 4-8.
Lessons will inspire even the most reluctant writers by connecting
writing to the technological tools that matter most to them: wikis,
digital media, podcasts, and more. The tools are highly flexible and
customizable, allowing students to take ownership of their learning
As in the original book, ready-to-go mini-lessons are used to help teach
the critical craft elements of short fiction, foster critical-thinking
skills, and carry skills over into informational writing. Fictional
genres include sci-fi/fantasy, history, sports, and mystery.
The book includes a CD with 70-plus reproducibles and customizable
transparency masters. Student-written samples and a how-to reference
guide on implementing technology in the classroom provide extra support
“I loved learning about the use of wikis and my grad students went home
after Carol’s presentation and started their own,” said Dr. Lynn S.
Orlando, professor of education at Holy Family University, in Newton,
PA. “This is really an inspiration to be able to connect and infuse
lessons with technology to really improve writing. The editing and
revising that took place with the entire group was fantastic, and
students were inspired to use the Smart Board to improve their writing.”