Short Stories

The Adventures of Bella

All of the ideas for this story came from class 3P at Iron Ridge Elementary (Blackfalds, Alberta) over the course of two video sessions. After we filled out a planning sheet together (shown at the end of this post), they each wrote their own version of the story. I...

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Emma awoke to a great clamour. She tried to snuggle back under her cozy wolf’s-hide blanket and go back to sleep, she really did. But the racket! It was the adults. Always the adults! When you are six, it is hard enough to go to bed so much earlier than...

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Writing With Robin

Ideas and Tips for Young Writers

Writing With Robin, #4: Characters

Think about your favourite stories (including books, movies and TV shows). There are probably a bunch of reasons you love them. How many of those reasons have to do with the characters? You can tell a story with boring characters, but it won’t be a very good one....

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