Educators and students alike have been contacting us regarding how they might incorporate our narrative writing program into their classrooms. To address this need, we’ve packaged everything we’ve learned into a comprehensive, easy-to-follow teaching guide that helps educators empower students to write and share their personal stories. The overall goal of this guide is for students to identify the narrative writing techniques used in Hippie Boy and then to apply them as they write their own narrative scenes.
This can be used as a five-week narrative writing unit plan in the classroom or as an independent guide for an outside reading or writing credit. Our curriculum adheres to the Common Core State Standards for Narrative Writing.
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We hope you’ll join in us in using the power of personal storytelling to transform lives.
Teen Stories Go Live at Seattle Public Theater
The performance culminated a weeklong intensive workshop in which twelve teens from Scriber Lake High School worked with SPT teaching artist/director Emily Purington to bring stories from the student story collections We Are Absolutely Not Okay and You’ve Got it All Wrong to the stage. The three stories presented cover gang life, child abuse, addiction, and the hurtful labels people often assign to teens.
The pilot program was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Edmonds Daybreakers. It’s designed to present the student stories in a different medium, and use theatre as a way to connect with audiences and start a dialogue about the serious issues faced by today’s teens.
Teen Authors Talk About Claiming Their Power on New Day Northwest
Teen Story Collection Earns National Media Attention
Readers Digest, IndieReader and UpWorthy, three national media organizations that spotlight the best in books and news, have all thrown their support behind a powerful story collection written by fourteen teen authors. We Are Absolutely Not Okay is a compelling collection of true stories about struggles with gang life, drug addiction and self-harm– and about how the teenage authors are overcoming their past and moving forward with their lives. Check out these media stories and more: Click Here.
Purchase our first We Are Absolutely Not Okay story collection on Amazon (eBook/paperback, BN.com (paperback only)) or through our sponsor bookstore, Edmonds Bookshop. It can also be ordered through any bookstore.
Our second teen story anthology will be released June 2013.
Jasmine Gifford, Leandra Hall and Carolina Mooney, all teen authors from our first teen anthology, discuss how writing their stories helped them to heal from painful experiences and move forward with their lives. They also talk about the messages they hope readers will take from their stories.
Read their inspiring essays by clicking on their names or visiting Our Stories.