Carol: You have taught language arts for thirteen years. How is Teaching the Story different than other materials you have used?
Rebecca: By taking time to teach each element in a very simple manner my students did not get overwhelmed and could really focus on the key elements of their story. It also helped to have a focus when conferencing. I knew what I had just covered in class and I was able to discuss and give very specific feedback when trying to help them revise.
Maupin House, teaching the narrative, Teaching the Story: Fiction Writing in Grades 4-8