Teaching Resource: Story Spine Worksheets

Starting a new story can be exciting and daunting. Lots of ideas swirling around, but capturing them and molding them into a finished story is tough. As both a writer and a homeschool mom with a student who cringes at the thought of writing—any writing—breaking the process up into smaller, guided chunks took us fromContinue reading “Teaching Resource: Story Spine Worksheets”

A Storm Grows Poetry Spotlight with Janeen Ippolito

Today’s feature is different. Instead of discussing an entire book or series, we’re going to focus on one poem in Janeen Ippolito’s poetry anthology, A Storm Grows. And she’s going to share the story behind it. First, here’s the poem and a brief description of the anthology. None of the poems are titled, but thisContinue reading “A Storm Grows Poetry Spotlight with Janeen Ippolito”