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ARTFULNESS: FORMULA-FREE CREATIVE WRITING EXPLORATIONS FOR SECONDARY ELA CLASSES

Writing Formulas Don't Work

Fortunately, we have a solution for that. With a year's worth of writing lesson plans, differentiation strategies, and extension activities, teachers have everything they need to implement effective writing strategies today.

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Writing Well: Everyone Can Do It!

Despite popular belief, writing well is a skill, not a talent. And like any skill, you can get better with practice. Our Business Class webinar provides you with tools and strategies to level up your professional writing with ease.

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Announcing #summerartfulness—Alexandrite Publishing, LLC’s Virtual Summer Road Trip!

Take part in a virtual summer road trip in our social-media based writing collective. Travel around the country with us as we journey to find Artfulness in our everyday lives. Participants can choose how they ride along with us by participating casually in the posts or by submitting an Official Entry Form for an opportunity to have their creation featured in upcoming editions of The AlexandWriter newsletter and to win a 12-month Diamond-level subscription to Hidden Gems.


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Say Goodbye to Writing Formulas and Hello to Writing Wednesdays!

I never really focused on my writing and I never felt like my teachers pushed it enough for me to understand how I can improve it. This was probably the first year where I felt like I understood how to write and know what to write. It has changed my outlook on writing and now, I not only feel more confident in my ability as a writer, but I also enjoy it.” Mariam (student testimonial)

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The impact of Artfulness

Writing formulas don’t work. Watch as author, Andrea Yarbough, explains how the Writing Wednesday lessons contained in Artfulness provide an easy—and effective—alternative to writing instruction.


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  • Editable, standards-aligned rubrics for quarterly assessments
  • Editable assessment Instructions for many of the included assignments
  • Graphic organizers

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Upgrade your Membership to Diamond status and collaborate with a community of like-minded individuals. Share resources and strategies, take part in Writing Workshops, and get early-access to additional resources as they become available.


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Textured Teaching Virtual Book Club

Earn Professional Development hours poolside this summer as we explore Lorena Escoto German’s book, “Textured Teaching” in our virtual book club.

Participants will collaborate together to examine ways to implement German’s strategies in the classroom, working both in-person via a series of live Zoom sessions and on-demand in discussion board format.

Learn more and register today by clicking on the image.

Writing Wednesdays Workshop

Explore best practices in secondary writing instruction in this virtual workshop. Gain helpful strategies for integrating weekly writing activities into your classes, collaborate with other educators, and earn a Certificate of Completion, sample lesson plans, and other resources.

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Agatha Christie’s, “Death on the Nile”

Our summer mystery book club is sure to please both book lovers and teachers alike.

All participants will enjoy exploring this Agatha Christie classic, now a major motion picture, in a virtual on-demand setting.

Teachers will have the opportunity to brainstorm ways to bring this and other mystery novels into the classroom as part of student book clubs.

To find out more, including how to register, click the image.


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