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About the author:
Sharon Watson began her writing life by crumpling up her unfinished story about cats and heaving it into the trash. Next, she moved on to one-liners, notably, "I Hate Math!!!" scratched across the top of her fifth-grade math homework one dark and stormy night in the back of a cluttered closet. In a junior high English class, she read The Scarlet Letter but never could figure out what Hester's "A" stood for.

All this has given her an empathy for students stumbling through school and trying to make sense of their English and writing classes, and she loves finding ways to make writing tasks enjoyable and concepts easier to understand.

Sharon homeschooled her children for 18 years and has taught high school fiction writing, composition, and literature to local homeschool students and in all-day workshops. She has been a Christian since her youth; her textbooks reflect this worldview. She lives in Indiana with her husband, whom she met in college in Upstate New York. They have three grown children and two grandchildren.

Writing Fiction [in High School]: Teacher's Guide

Authored by Sharon Watson

This teacher's guide to Writing Fiction [in High School] by Sharon Watson is crammed with teaching ideas and discussion starters for your high school fiction writers and their discussion groups. Students will study and discuss empathetic protagonists, meaningful descriptions, voice, point of view, plot, the hero's journey, scene structure, getting published, and much, much more.

Included in Writing Fiction [in High School]: Teacher's Guide is the answer key for questions in the text and in the assignments and answers for such work as identifying the hero's journey phases in the Disney movie Tangled.

Though minimal teacher involvement is required for your teens to learn and practice the material in Writing Fiction [in High School], this teacher's guide will equip you to be as involved as you care to be.

Sharon Watson is the author of Writing Fiction [in High School] and Apologia Press's popular middle school writing curriculum JUMP IN.

Publication Date:
1463582285 / 9781463582289
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Language Arts & Disciplines / Composition & Creative Writing / General

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