Ohio’s Original Interscholastic Creative Writing Program for Middle Schools

Team Practices

Power of the Pen team practices are usually a mix of mini-lessons, peer and coach feedback, and 40-minute writing sessions. While some teams meet twice or more each week, others can carve out time for only a single weekly meeting. Regional Director Jenn Sauvey has prepared this summary of weekly meeting topics for the season that coaches may find helpful, though the schedule will vary depending on the date of your district tournament:

» Sample Lesson Plan Calendar

We are also providing a link to presentations and handouts from the 2019 Kernels of Wisdom narrative writing professional development workshop at Kent State University. Coaches will find strategies for generating story ideas, pacing, experimenting with flash fiction techniques, finding cool words, and interspersing action with dialogue:

» From Kernels of Wisdom Workshops

We would like to include links to coaches' favorite online resources on this page. If you have a website to nominate for this page, please email barb@powerofthepen.org.

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