January Whizzed Right Past

The Adventure Literacy and Creative Writing Workshop

Hello Dear Readers!

I have been away longer than I intended. As always, I appreciate how understanding and supportive every single one of you are.

Let me share why I’ve been absent for January.

Way back when I ran the Kickstarter for The Adventure, a friend suggested it would be a great book for a 4th-5thgrade teaching curriculum. You all know my own struggles to read as a child. (If you don’t, check it out here.) One of the things that truly got me into reading was the Choose Your Own Adventure style books.

Choose Your Own Adventure BookI wanted so badly to find the different endings! These books intrigued me enough that I tortured myself trying to read them even though I was only a 3rdgrade reading level. I still have a few copies with curled pages from me sticking my fingers into all the areas that had choices. I wanted to go back and explore every option.

So, when someone suggested The Adventure might help teach reading, you can understand how my heart latched onto the idea.

Admittedly, I have little teaching experience. My Bachelors is in English, which helps, and I’ve taught some Creative Writing to the Nieces and Nephew, but actually creating a full curriculum for Literacy and Creative Writing was a bit daunting.

As with so many things regarding The Adventure, I found a friend who was willing and beyond excited to help. I am incredibly blessed by the people God’s placed in my life.

Anyway, Kaydee is one of my dearest friends, and she also happens to be a teacher with her Masters in Literacy.  Kaydee easily filled in the gaps in my knowledge in regards to creating these teaching materials.

My absence in January has been because Kaydee and I have been finishing The Adventure Literacy and Creative Writing Workshop. (Ohhh, sounds official!) I could go into all sorts of details about it but I’ll refrain from that here. If you’re interested in checking it out, here are the links:

The Adventure Literacy and Creative Writing Workshop ($14.99)

The Adventure (Moonrise Mountain) Literacy Workshop (FREE SAMPLE)

The Adventure on Amazon (Paperback $12.95)

(Also, if you know of anyone who might find this sort of curriculum fun and helpful, please share!)

Otherwise, hello everyone! I’m excited to be back for 2019 and I’ll have a new adventure story starting soon.

Until then, blessings,

Jennifer

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10 thoughts on “January Whizzed Right Past

  1. […] January Whizzed Right Past by Jennifer M. Zeiger: If you’ve been following for awhile, you may have noticed I talk about Jennifer more than any other blogger. For good reason. I’ve known her the longest. But she’s also an incredibly beautiful soul. Her middle grades book The Adventure was a huge hit with my 4 year old. She’s open about her early struggles with literacy, which led to a love of choose your own adventure stories, which led to her writing The Adventure. And now it’s taken her into the development of a literacy and creative writing workshop! Follow the link to find out more and get your own copy of The Adventure. It’s awesome for kids! My son will attest to that. […]

  2. kat says:

    How wonderful and exciting! I can’t wait until my kids are old enough for me to use it with them.

  3. Naomi L. says:

    That’s awesome! So excited for you, Jennifer! Congratulations! ^_^

  4. Dad says:

    What an undertaking and what a blessing. Go for it!

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