The National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance's EMPOWERING YOUNG WRITERS

Writing, especially learning to write well, is the oft neglected side of literacy. Empowering Young Writers addresses this critical need by offering a creative approach to help upper-elementary and middle school educators teach writing to our nation’s young people.

Slide presentations featuring illustrations and text excerpts from young people’s trade books form the unifying hub of Empowering Young Writers. The slideshows cover essential writing topics, not only to teach and inform, but also to prompt questions for thoughtful classroom discussion. Writing exercises are provided for all topics, with many topics supplemented by an additional Let’s Write! slideshow that provides even more exercises to engage your students. Complementing all slideshows are educator guides, student handouts, and bibliographies that list the books included in each slideshow.

Click a link below to discover all the Empowering Young Writers slideshows and educational resources.