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K-12 Curriculum

Michigan Common Core-Aligned Curriculum Unit Development

Developed 9 model academic writing units for teachers grades 6-8, aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Currently used across the state of Michigan. Collaborated with teachers to curate and annotate student work samples.

Online Self-Paced Curricula
Duke University Talent Identifcation Program - Independent Learning
Creative Writing: Adventures Through Time


co-author and script writer

Students learn to write great stories as they follow characters from an original adventure film set in ancient Rome and Egypt, Renaissance England, and 20th century China and Argentina. They help new characters and familiar faces such as Julius Caesar, Nefertiti, Evita, and Queen Elizabeth I escape dramas and traumas while studying how to craft their own unique tales. 

The Reader’s Journey 2: World Literature


co-author and content editor

Students pursue an advanced level of the reading skills and stages while traveling the world of literature. Latin America, India, the Middle East, and Africa are all stops on the world tour of compelling narratives—novels, essays, poetry, drama, and short stories. Developed with SoftChalk LessonBuilder.

The Writer’s Journey 2: Academic and Creative Writing​


co-author and content editor

Students master the arts of annotation, dialectical journaling, and critical reading while honing diction and figurative language. They craft arguments, literary analyses, research papers, and descriptions as they become familiar with a thorough revision process. Developed with SoftChalk LessonBuilder.

Online Instructor-Led Courses
Duke University Talent Identifcation Program - eStudies
Academic Writing: Reading & Analyzing Literature

summer 2007

Students cultivate the analytical reading and writing skills necessary to tackle assignments similar to those they will encounter in Honors or AP English Literature courses. Through discussion forums and live chat sessions, students learn how to examine a wide variety of literary selections, recognize the literary elements particular to each genre (fiction, poetry, and drama), and construct essays that argue for a particular interpretation of a work, drawing on textual evidence for support. Taught using Blackboard LMS.

Short Fiction Workshop

summer 2008

Students analyze and create short fiction that explores the possibilities of plot, character, point of view, setting, theme, and style. Scholarly reading, analysis, and discussion of short works by authors such as Flannery O'Connor, James Baldwin, and Joyce Carol Oates help students to discover the power of various techniques and fictional elements. Students also swap short fiction drafts in a workshop format and trade interpretive theories via Socratic message boards, applying their knowledge to their own creative fiction.

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