“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!
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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Educator Resources – Featured Products
Storymatic Classic includes 540 writing prompt cards, equally divided between character and situational cards. The perfect story-generating tool, Storymatic Classic is perfect for anyone who enjoys storytelling. The flexible design of Storymatic Classic ensures that any writer can adapt the cards to their own unique writing style. Excellent for gift-giving as well. Put Storymatic Classic on your wish list today!
Described as a little “box of yes” Synapsis is a great tool to overcome writer’s block or challenge yourself to take your stories in unique and unexpected directions. The cards contained in this box – spark, riff, connect, and ask – provide writers with an initial narrative direction that changes as each new question is asked.
A terrific party-game as well, Synapsis is more than just “a box of yes” – it is a box of limitless creativity!