When I was a little girl, my heart was wholly captured by the stories our mother read to us. My life then was innocent, protected from the harshness present in the world, harshness which pervades the lives of so many of our students. But even in my own tiny universe free of poverty or violence, I loved and craved the stories of dark worlds, magic, wickedness being punished, lost ones being almost-eaten and then found, escape from danger, triumph and revenge.
Judi Reimer and I have placed 35 of these, our favorite stories, smack into the heart of our new book. Whether you use them as wonderful stories (in their archaic, lofty language and grim detail) or you seize upon the 35 matching prompt pages, we’re pretty sure you will find them useful.
And if you wonder how to use them to streamline a STAAR writing prep plan, come to the workshops. We’ll share with you the best of what we’re doing with students.
And if you’ve been searching for great resources in Spanish, we’re so happy to offer to you the Grammar Keepers and STAAR Writing workshop in Spanish, led by the spectacular Maureen Ucles. Her pilot group in Houston raved about her workshop last summer, so we are repeating it. You’ll receive tons of resources and a new friend for life.
Registration is open already for all of our workshops through the summer.