We like teachers (we're teachers too, so that makes us a little biased), but we won't give you some awesome resources for either teaching our books or talking about storywriting with your students.
1. Novel Study
We’ve put together a sample novel study for our first book Along Comes a Wolfe that you can use and adapt as you see fit.
It’s important to know that our books have some strong subject matter, so review our Parent’s Guide for an understanding of the mature content.
2. Author Q&A
The Saskatchewan Writer's Guild offers an Author's Reading Program in which schools, libraries, writing groups, community organizations, and readers around the province can benefit.
If you are outside of the province or the country, please send us an email and we'll see if we can make arrangements.
3. The Leap - A Story about Writing Story
This is a presentation that came out of David's long journey to become a writer.
When he first started out, he struggled a lot incorporating the writing tools he learned about in school. After a lot of frustration, research, and experimentation, he found a simple and practical way to write and teach story.
The Leap is a presentation we made for teachers to think about stories and story-writing in a fresh and practical way.
David created a video presentation of the slideshow.
Here is also a PDF version of the presentation, as well as a worksheet you can use as a resource to discuss the elements of the story with students. Included are exercises to identify want, obstacle, action, response, and outcome, as well as exercises to consider text-to-text, text-to-world, and text-to-self.