This free course is designed to support writers as they develop, draft, and revise their stories or poems to enter in the Inklings Book Contest. This version includes resources and material to support educators using the material in their classrooms.
Writers will generate a winning idea, build writing skills as they draft, revise and polish their piece, and feel confident about their contest submission.
Length and Adaptation:
Students will either focus on a story or poem, and educators will generally use 4-8 of the lessons included in the course.
Cost and Access:
This course is free with (free) Teachable registration. Students under 16 must register under a parent name and email.
Access history includes: Students and educators who engaged in past Inklings Book Contests. This material also once was shared as a series of Facebook Live videos. Each year, we tend to revise and refresh the material for repeat students.
Feel free to share this full course with your mentees to work through on their own, or on a video by video basis, as it is helpful to their mentorship. If you work on videos together, either assign them as homework and then talk them through in your session, or watch them and play through the material together.
Craft a Short Story or Poem with Your Students
Author of the From Sadie's Sketchbook Series and Spilled Ink, the award-winning Inklings Writers' Notebook, Naomi is passionate about sharing her love of writing and creativity with young writers. Naomi's background in improvisational and story theatre as well as her arts education work in Chicago, Portland, and the Bay Area has convinced her that creative play is a doorway through which learners can find inspiration and transformative learning experiences.
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