Bookpleasures.com - Wendy Thomas
""Teaching the Story: Fiction Writing in Grades 4-8 is one of the most effective and engaging books I have ever seen on how to teach creative writing to young students. With a gentle and yet authoritative hand, author Carol Baldwin brilliantly leads student through such topics as: Discussing the Basics, Creating a Character, Setting the Scene, Developing the Plot, Writing the First Draft, and Editing and Revising.
Developed as an instructional guide, Baldwin guides the teacher through detailed, organized and clear lessons that help students learn the craft of short fiction, foster critical-thinking skills to carry those skills over into informational writing.
Baldwin does this in part by introducing genres that kids love including: sci-fi/fantasy, history, sports, and mystery. Each lesson keeps the student audience in mind though its use of kid friendly and genuinely interesting examples. The book also comes with a CD that allows for course personalization and adds an element of new technology "coolness" to the course by connecting the students’ writing through wikis, digital media, and podcasts....An impressive and clearly written guide, Baldwin manages to move the teaching of creative story writing from intimidating to fun and productive."
-Wendy Thomas, Bookpleasures.com" - Bookpleasures.com