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Kah-Lan and the Stink-Ink Virtual Book Events

“Karen Autio has that great gift, which is to write a gripping story with a streamlined, yet richly specific vocabulary. I so enjoyed the physicality of Kah-Lan’s swimming and diving and grooming. This story of a young sea otter is … Continue reading

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Wishes Come True at St. Francis Xavier

Over the past four years, Glen Huser has served as writer-in-residence for grade four classes in a series of pre-Christmas workshops at St. Francis Xavier Elementary in Vancouver. The students develop a story plan which involves deciding on a central … Continue reading

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The Doorway to Adventure – November 2016

Lee Edward Fodi is working as a writer-in-residence at West Sechelt Elementary on the Sunshine Coast, working with two groups of students ranging from Grades 4-7. During four separate sessions, he is helping the students sculpt a fantasy story based … Continue reading

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In the Spotlight

April is National Poetry Month and it’s going to be a busy one for children’s poet Tiffany Stone. Thanks to an Artstarts grant, she will be an Artist in the Classroom at Highlands Elementary School in North Vancouver for the … Continue reading

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How writing a story is like building a house

When I first started teaching creative writing to kids, one of the first classes I ever developed was “The Creative Carpenter.” It was more or less my way of trying to find a fun approach to teaching the formal elements … Continue reading

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Teachers – drag & drop app creation in the classroom

Several teachers have asked me if there is any good software for their students to use to make touchscreen apps in the classroom. A great choice would be Moglue. Read this useful review article and watch the video on Moglue’s … Continue reading

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