You never know what you'll find in Aunt Mysti's junk drawer.
Today started like any other day at Foundation Elementary School. Everything was fine until I ran into the biggest bully in the fourth grade. After that, nothing seemed to go right. Then I found a new clicky pen in a kitchen drawer.
When I used the pen to draw a picture for an assignment, strange things began to happen! A dragon came to life, a fleet of alien spaceships appeared, and I got a chance to rewrite the past. This magic pen may be exactly what I need to solve all my problems!
Put yourself in the role of protagonist and follow "I" on this relatable, entertaining journey to empathy.
About the series
After publishing several novels for adults, my fourth-grade students kept pestering me to write a book at their level. I wanted to write a book for ALL my students regardless of race or gender, so I wrote a first-person narrative with an anonymous main character. "I" remains unnamed throughout the entire story. This required some creativity, but I enjoyed every minute. I & the Magic Pen (yes, the incorrect grammar is intentional) addresses bullying, natural consequences, responsibility, and empathy in a magical, Groundhog Day format full of second chances. Perfect for 8 to 10 year olds!
A breakdown of the basic themes, plot elements, characters, setting, author's purpose, structure, print features, figurative language, literary devices, and voice.
Students often struggle with what to write about. Here are some ways to come up with ideas.
How and why to record your ideas. Find more teacher resources on my YouTube channel!
Listen to me read I & the Magic Pen on YouTube!