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: Enthusiastic Students. Amazing Results.
This site is dedicated to showcasing stories written by students using our
Young Writers' StoryDecks
. Our StoryDecks are a fast and easy way to help young writers create complete, compelling stories in no time. Using our StoryDecks, student write (and optionally illustrate) a story based on cards selected from a specially designed StoryDeck. The cards serve as guideposts and the students provide the details.
Archive of Student Stories
Here is our archive of student stories written using our StoryDecks (most recent first). Click
to see the student stories we think are the "best of the best." Enjoy!
Oakwood Country School, Morgan Hill, CA (November 23, 2009)
Diablo View Middle School, Mrs. Curtin's 6th grade class (October 5-16, 2009)
5th grade, Four 45-minute sessions (March, 2009)
4th grade, Single 90-minute session (March, 2009)
Nordstrom Elementary GATE Program, 4th through 6th grades, Single 90-minute session (December 16, 2008)
Interested in running the program in your classroom?
. We'd be delighted to answer any questions you might have and work with you to customize the program for use within your classroom.
Young Writers' Toolkit
The creators of StoryDecks and the StoryDeck Creative Writing Program are also the co-authors of the reference book, "Young Writers' Toolkit" (ISBN: 978-0982330623; 312 pages; paperback; $19.95; available at
). The book includes dozens of helpful tools all in one place, presented in an easy-to-read and easy-to-use format. It's the perfect companion for young writers at school or at home. The book includes word lists, alternatives for commonly overused words, explanations for how to remove commonly used weak words and phrases, a list of commonly misspelled words, a list of commonly misused words, information on citing sources, proofreading marks, quotation marks, and more. Schools joining our
One-for-One Free Book Program for Schools
can get one free copy of the book for every book purchased by a parent associated with their school.
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