Lesson Plans for Teachers

October 2012.

Are you a teacher seeking a fresh way to teach writing to students of all ages? I want to help you. I’ve created two suites of lessons plans to accompany Sin and Syntax, and I am in the midst of creating the same for my new book, Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch.

The first of the two semester-long courses based on Sin and Syntax focuses on grammar and writing. It is suitable for high school, college, and professional-level students. Please feel free to use, adapt, apend, or amend the suite of writing classes posted here. The second class focuses more on the “Music” section of Sin and Syntax, encouraging writers to explore their own voices and to experiment with literary devices like metaphor, melody, and rhythm. That class is posted here.

If you would like the lesson plans that correspond with either or both of these courses, please email me (see the Contact link below, right). And let me know if you’d like to join my “Miss Thistlebottom? NOT!” mailing list, which is made up of teachers from Kigali, Rwanda, to King County, Washington. I send dispatches to those teachers once or twice a month, and I hope to have a teacher’s area on this Web site soon.

And keep watching this space!

—Connie