This is the coolest stack of books EVER! Wanna know why? Because two people who didn't know what to do with their gift cards to Barnes&Noble offered them to me! I was like a kid at Christmas. And the look on my students' faces when I showed them the books? Priceless.
Now that they've worked on it together, they should have a good foundation for doing this on their own.
The second one is with Linda Sue Park, author of A Single Shard and A Long Walk to Water, among others. She challenges kids to write a a great first sentence. She will take the winning entry and create a short story from that sentence. How cool is that?!
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!