New writing book from Maupin House

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

for teachers.

“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.”


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