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Lessons from the Ledge

Robyn Whyte

Pacific Edge Publishing

60 pp, softcover, blackline masters

Level: Grades 4-10


   $4.95 (PDF)




Lessons from the Ledge is a set of lesson plans for teaching creative writing. Lessons focus on skill development and writing in different forms: plot, character, personal voice, point of view, setting, poetry, song writing, greeting cards and narrative letter writing are some of the topics addressed. Simple format and easy-to-follow instructions make planning and implementation of these ideas quick and easy for busy teachers. The lessons are adaptable and can be used in classes from grades 4 to 10. This resource, created from classroom experience, will help both novice teachers and old pros plan effective writing lessons.



Robyn Whyte has also written Police Issue, a romance novel published by Publish America.


Table of Contents


Writing Myths

Writing a Memoir

  • Maria's Memoir

Writing a Personal Profile

Greg John's Personal Profile

Writing a Biography

Writing a Personal Letter

Writing the Weather

Writing Dialogue

  • Sample Dialogue 1
  • Sample Dialogue 2

Writing Action

Finding Your Own Voice

Walking in Someone Else's Shoes

Writing Character

Writing Setting

Writing a Picture Book

Writing Greeting Cards

Writing Graffiti

Writing Around an Object

Writing a Cartoon Strip

Writing Humour

Writing a Story Opening

Plotting a Story

The Hero's Journey and Screen Writing

  • Star Wars Worksheet
  • Hero's Journey Worksheet

Writing Fables

Writing Point of View

Writing Advice

Writing a Radio News Broadcast

Writing a Fan Letter

  • Sample Fan Letter

Creating an Imaginary Creature

Writing a Television Commercial

Writing Instructions

  • Learning To Cross-Stitch

Word Work - For Fun!

Writing Chain Stories

Costume Design

Writing about Dreams

Writing about a Photo

Writing about an Actual Event

Writing Gravestones

Writing Tall Tales

Writing Fractured Fairy Tales

Writing From an Ending

  • Story Endings

Writing Testimonial Letters

  • Sample Testimonial Letter

Using Sentence Length

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