Story Writing: It's Not as Easy As You Think! (SD33 Teachers/TTOCs/Teacher Candidates/Admin ONLY)

If you have ever taught story writing in your class, you will know how excited your students are to start and how frustrated they are at the end!  Many stories either go on and on for ages and pages, they end abruptly, or they make no sense!   So, just what is the secret to successful story writing?  Come to this session and learn along with Adrienne as she shares her "tips and tricks" to making story writing easy and fun!  In this session she will share lessons including: Elements of Story, Deconstructing Stories, Character Development, Problem-Solution, Dialogue, Transitions, and endings.  As always, she will share some great anchor books to go with the lessons!  Come to this session and leave with everything you need for story writing success!

Target Audience

Grades 2-6


9:45 AM - 11:45 AM

This session is full.


  • Adrienne Gear

    Adrienne Gear has been a teacher in Vancouver, Canada for over 25 years working as a classroom teacher, literacy support teacher. ESL teacher, teacher librarian and District Literacy Mentor.  She is passionate about literacy, learning and inspiring teachers to reflect and refine their practice in order to best support their students.  Adrienne developed Reading Power over 12 years ago and has been since working with teachers in many districts throughout British Columbia and Canada. Her practical and engaging workshops are in in high demand as well as her workshops, demonstration lessons and facilitated Reading and Writing Power leadership training. Internationally known, Adrienne has presented workshops in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and Sweden.

    Adrienne is the author of seven professional books for teachers: (Pembroke/Stenhouse Publishers)

    Reading Power (2nd edition)(Pembroke, 2006)

    Nonfiction Reading Power (Pembroke,2008)

    Writing Power – (Pembroke, 2011)

    Nonfiction Writing Power (Pembroke, 2013)

    Powerful Understanding - (Pembroke, 2018)

    Powerful Writing Structures – (Pembroke, 2020]

    Powerful Poetry – (Pembroke, 2021)

    Her books have been translated and are currently available in English, French, Swedish and Chinese.