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)

Cover Story Lesson Planning Aid >
downloadable/printable PDF

Get a closer look at the curriculum here »


Students create the content for their own magazine in one school year

Taught by an award-winning writer

No prep work required for parent or teacher

Class is taught for you on DVD

Humorous skits illustrate concepts

Self-motivating materials 

Step-by-step, easy-to-follow workbook lessons

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"My daughter loved Mr. Schwabauer's high school writing curriculum so much that I feel confident my middle school kids will enjoy his new program aimed at younger students!"