Cover Story Writing Curriculum

Cover Story

A Writing Curriculum middle schoolers look forward to!

From the creator of The One Year Adventure Novel comes a new writing curriculum for mid-grade students.

Does your middle school student love to write…
but you aren’t sure how to direct their energy and passion for words?

Does your middle school student hate to write, but love to read… and you don’t know how to motivate them?

Does your middle school student think English is just plain boring?

Now there’s a simple way to engage your 6th to 8th grader in Language Arts!

Cover Story takes middle school students – 6th through 8th grade – on a guided tour through the universe of Story. Through the process of creating the content for their own magazine in a single school year, students are led, step by step, on a fun, thought-provoking journey of exploration and creation. They write poems, short stories, non-fiction articles, letters, and many other short pieces. They also learn to journal every day by following the creative structure of The Remarkable Journal of Professor Gunther Von Steuben. Along the way, they study not just a story’s form, but its execution.

The program covers poetry, short stories, creative non-fiction, interviews, blogs, letters, and much more in video lessons taught by a professional writer.

The informative course is built around the idea that writing is an inherently fun activity when approached through the doorway of a student’s creative passion. No matter how much your middle school student might already know about writing, Cover Story will challenge them to go deeper.

Light steampunk themes, writing prompts with a twist, and fascinating concepts all help to keep your student engaged.

Your student will never look at writing the same way again.

A complete Language Arts program

• Writing
• Story techniques and structure
• Literature
• Critical thinking
• Grammar
(included but optional)


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Author: Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur

Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur, editor of "Today's Catholic Homeschooling", is the mother of two biological sons and one adopted daughter. She is in her fifteenth year of homeschooling. She has a B.A. in History and Fine Art and a Master's Degree in Applied Theology. She is the author of "The Crash Course Guide to Catholic Homeschooling" and "The Fruits of the Mysteries of the Rosary". She blogs at