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“I never expected to come across so much success in my creative writing and I discovered the importance of attempting new writing techniques and incorporating those skills into my writing style to make me a stronger writer.”

Emma (Student Testimonial)


We believe that the world needs more storytellers. Alexandrite Publishing is excited to be doing our part to fill the world with writers by developing educational resources that make integrating meaningful, standards-based creative writing opportunities a snap!

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We are excited to announce that the first Writing Wednesday book, Artfulness: Formula-Free Creative Writing Explorations for Secondary ELA Classes, is now available both in paperback and ebook format

Offering real-world solutions for real-world teachers, Artfulness includes:

  • A year’s worth of creative writing lessons, each of which target core ELA skills
  • Differentiation strategies
  • Suggested unit integrations and extension activities
  • Four culminating assessment tasks (1 per instructional quarter)

And with our Hidden Gems Membership Program, you can access supplemental paired resources including editable versions of many of the key assessments, extension activities, and rubrics for free.

Artfulness has everything you need to address a variety of educational needs.


“When we contain our writing instruction primarily to literary analysis, we spend all of our energy teaching students to write in a genre that few students, if any, will actually use in their future and we teach them that writing only takes one form, serves one purpose, and is crafted in one voice. Is it any wonder that students groan the moment we introduce a writing task to them? By the time they get to high school, any joy students may have ever felt for writing has been eliminated one 5-paragraph essay at a time.”

Artfulness: Formula-Free Creative Writing Explorations for Secondary ELA Classes


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