Planning summer reading? Check out my Story Charts!

If you are new to my website, Writing to Learn, you may not know that I have a page devoted to story charts for literary analysis! These are free to download and I am constantly adding new ones.  I use the Center for Lit method of literary analysis in my writing classes, and I started making the story … Continue reading Planning summer reading? Check out my Story Charts!

Writing Class Skills in Real Life: Writing Style and Following Directions

Today I interviewed Sarah, one of my Veteran Writing Moms, about skills needed in the Real World! Sarah shares some experiences about the effect of writing style and following directions on her work.Sarah's experience is all too common in the work world, even among professionals who ought to know how to do things correctly. It … Continue reading Writing Class Skills in Real Life: Writing Style and Following Directions

Featured Story Chart: “The Story of Joseph” with Complete Text

The story of Joseph can be found in the Bible, in the Book of Genesis, chapters 37 through 50. It is interrupted briefly in chapter 38, but resumes in chapter 39. Readers of early heroic literature, such as the Iliad, Beowulf, or the early King Arthur versions, will notice that "Joseph" is different. Although it … Continue reading Featured Story Chart: “The Story of Joseph” with Complete Text