Knowing These Story Elements Can Make Writing a Cinch

Guest blog featuring Jenni and Jody Do your kids disintegrate at the mere mention of a writing assignment? That’s probably becausethey feel like you’re asking them to drain the ocean with a spoon. They’re overwhelmed andhave no clue where to start, but there’s an easy fix for that. Most plots have many of the same […]

This Simple Essay Template Can Change Your Student’s Writing

BY JODY HAGAMAN AND JENNI STAHLMANN It doesn’t matter if they have to write a rhetorical analysis of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream Speech” or an exposition on the causes of the French Revolution or a defense of gun control, this one simple template can set your student on the […]

How Teaching Plot Development Can Improve Your Family’s Conversations

By Jody Hagaman and Jenni Stahlmann Does your family love a good movie night? What if you could turn your family movie nights into fun, thought-provoking family discussions? Understanding some of the basics of plot development can do just that. Most plots have some of the same basic elements, and when you understand them, you […]