“Fictional stories and poetry are often held together by fact, and this lesson shows students how they can weave practical knowledge into imaginative writing.” Educator Diane Conmy shares one of her favorite lessons, inspired by autumn and the book “Autumn Leaves” by Ken Robbins.
Teaching Writing in Middle School: Using Meredith Sue Willis’s Blazing Pencils and Personal Fiction Writing
In this article by Dean Schneider, middle school students experiment with personal fiction writing, guided by the art of teaching creative writing philosophies of Meredith Sue Willis. Her book “Personal Fiction Writing” was published by Teachers & Writers Collaborative in 2000.
From the Archive: Terry Blackhawk gives a vivid overview of 20th century works of ekphrastic poetry.