Educational Tools to Deepen Students’ Engagement with the Literary Arts
To help teachers guide students through the writing process, Narrative in Schools is offering a wealth of new, free educational tools on its online portal. In addition to curated reading lists of literature, writing advice, and other creative resources from its archive, Narrative has filmed and produced five short video tutorials featuring bestselling author and Narrative cofounder/editor Carol Edgarian. Each video covers a basic aspect of the writing process—from choosing an idea to crafting a scene to revising and submitting—and offers some expert behind-the-scenes advice. Among the extensive list of literary offerings in the archive are stories by Sherwood Anderson, Jhumpa Lahiri, Alice Munro, and Tobias Wolff, along with poetry by Jennifer Chang, Louise Clifton, Alberto Álvaro Ríos, and others. In Letters to a Young Writer, Ann Beattie, Lan Samantha Chang, and other well-known authors offer advice to aspiring young writers.
Each year we publish blogs and newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in 2020.
Before the recent inauguration, then Vice-President Elect Pence accused the news media of being biased. As the media and Washington seem to be careening out of control, our students and their families are becoming more confused about navigating news.
Since Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland debuted in 1865, the fantastical tale of a girl who falls down a rabbit hole and ends up in an alternative universe has inspired countless retellings. From rabbit holes to mirrors, flamingoes to hedgehogs, Wonderland is the perfect world for virtual reality.