Short Stories

Gerome Falls in Love

All of the ideas for this story came from the grade 5/6 class at Oyen Public School (Oyen, 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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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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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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