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Write Better Stories and Essays
A Toolkit for young writers

Tool Kit:

  • • Creative ideas and tips
  • • Practical pointers to improve writing skills
  • • Analysis of student written essays and stories
  • • Explore different writing techniques
  • • Recognize common mistakes in writing
  • • Common Core State Standards aligned

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Author Bio

Author Bio

George Smith, a children’s book author and publisher, has been conducting writing workshops at schools since 2004. He is passionate about helping young writers turn their creative story ideas to captivating stories that others would enjoy reading. He has authored two children’s books, a marine life guide book for science teachers and functioned as an editor for several publications. He lives in Lakewood, New Jersey and loves to travel.

Author Bio

Mrs. Marisa Adams

Marisa Adams has worked in education industry for the past 13 years. She taught 8th grade US History and was a campus level administrator at the elementary, junior high, and high school levels. She has served as a curriculum writer and assessor. Her education related publications include two district wide curriculum guides for Katy Independent School District and a curriculum guide for Lumos Learning. She has worked as a presenter at numerous conferences and staff developments. In addition to her campus level work, Marisa serves on U.S. Congressman Michael McCaul’s Educational Advisory Board, and is a member of Texas Council of Women School Executives, American Supervision and Curriculum Development, Phi Kappa Phi, and Delta Kappa Gamma. She has been recognized three times in the Who’s Who in Educational Leadership publication. On a side note, Marisa recently released her first novel.

Top Reviews:

I found the topics section to be helpful for students who always have a difficult time getting
started..takes the guess work out of “what do I write about?”

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