"This is the most user-friendly, well-organized guide I've found for teaching writing to students. Carol Baldwin cuts out the clutter and goes directly to the nuts and bolts of crafting short stories. Her mini-lessons fit seamlessly into established curriculum, and the reproducible activities help even teachers who aren't writers themselves make creative writing fun for their students." ----Laura Backes, publisher of Children's Book Insider, The Newsletter for Children's Writers
"Teaching the Story is a thoroughly 'student-friendly' curriculum supplement that will enable classroom teachers to prepare their students for standardized testing, as well as for their academic writing assignments. Baldwin's flexible approach to teaching creative writing skills to children is especially appropriate for students seeking to write coherent and readable sports, fantasy, science fiction, mystery, and historical stories...Teaching the Story is strongly recommended for use with grades 5 through 8."
-The Midwest Book Review, "Library Bookwatch" and "Internet Bookwatch," June 2007"
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Here are four reproducibles from the CD that are now available online:
Exercise Muscle Words
Create Your Character
Create Imaginary Characters
Build a Plot
My book is now available as an ebook and sections can be ordered through Capstone.