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WRiTE BRAiN BOOKS

Innovative Narrative & Creative Writing Curricula for In School Hours
Inspiring Project-Based Learning/Literacy Programs for After School Hours
Standards-Aligned
CA ELA/ELD Framework

PRIMARY   ·   ELEMENTARY   ·   MIDDLE   ·   HIGH
PRE-K   ·   ADULT

Collaborative & Independent Authoring
Every student is published twice.

WRiTE BRAiN BOOKS are ILLUSTRATED, WORDLESS BOOKS with lines on the pages for any student author’s original story. Through an in-depth & standards-aligned literacy course in the highly-academic art of children's book authoring, students K-12 write thoughtfully crafted storybooks and are PUBLISHED in the process.

Students collaborate in groups to write and donate a co-authored book, then each writes independently, receiving high-quality, professionally printed and bound copies of their self-authored books. Every student's self-esteem and test readiness elevates as vital academic and social skills develop.

The program is especially successful with English Learners as it is highly scaffolded and meets each student where they are. Creative writing in their native languages before drafting in English, makes ELs far less anxious and far more invested in often daunting literacy-building lessons.

With up to a FULL SCHOOL YEAR of robust lesson plans, activities, vocabulary word banks, worksheets and school-to-home assignments, WRiTE BRAiN's curricula align with CCSS & TEKS standards as well as the CA ELA/ELD Framework. It was designed to meet the needs of every type of learner and does.

The only program in the highly academic art of children's book authoring, WRiTE BRAiN was developed to offer the benefits of a college level children's book authoring course implemented in a fun, nonthreatening and disguised learning process with students K-12. Educators and students at all grade levels are delivered a program package and the accompanying high-quality materials– all unmatched in providing a very specific and holistic writing experience.

The program is designed to be flexible and the implementation timeline can be tailored to meet the goals of the educator IN or AFTER SCHOOL.

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Why is it So Important for Students to Write?

Writing equips a student with the communication and thinking skills he or she will need to participate effectively, at all grade levels, throughout their schooling and life as they form relationships, enter the workforce and build community.
  • Writing is a means for a student to express him or herself.
  • Writing is portable and permanent.
  • Writing makes a student's thinking visible.
  • Writing prepares students with vital skills for their college and career experience.
  • Writing promotes a student's ability to pose and answer questions.
  • Writing will foster a student's ability to explain complex ideas.
  • Writing helps develop a student's ability to describe feelings and emotions.
  • Writing preserves a student's ideas so that he or she can reflect upon them later.
  • Writing helps a student expand his or her perception beyond their first impressions.

"WRiTE BRAiN really hit a head for us because there's a social construct to the curriculum. It allows the students to be the social learners they are and capitalize on the richness of each other.”

Ed.D. Michelle Rodriguez
Assistant Superintendent
SAUSD, CA

WRiTE BRAiNBenefits

"As the 2015 NJ State Teacher of the Year, I take my role in elevating students' education very seriously. I am a tough critic of curricula and instructional strategies implemented in our classrooms. I am not inspired by most of what educators are required to teach these days. I think it's quite possible that the WRiTE BRAiN BOOKS K-12 curricula is a perfect supplement to literally any literacy program, and an excellent stand-alone program where one is needed. When implemented with fidelity, WRiTE BRAiN is the vehicle to ensure student engagement, ownership, and academic achievement. I believe that this curriculum is the missing link in education as a whole."

Mark Mautone
2015 NJ State Teacher of the Year
Lead Teacher, Hoboken Public School District
AchieveNJ Advisory Committee (NJDOE)
District Evaluation Advisory Committee (DEAC)


  • CCSS / TEKS Aligned
  • CA ELA/ELD Framework
  • Stand-Alone or Supplemental
  • Research-Based
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Lesson Plans & Resources
  • Professional Development
  • EL Scaffolding
  • EL Vocabulary Development
  • Guided Differentiated Learning
  • Family Engagement
  • Disguised Learning
  • Narrative & Creative Writing
  • Digital & Hardcover Publishing
  • Use of Descriptive Language
  • Increased Test Readiness
  • 21st Century Skills-Building
  • Collaborative & Independent Writing
  • Exciting & Inspiring Materials
  • Elevated Early Literacy
  • Grammar & Punctuation
  • Parent & Educator Engagement
  • Peer Editing, Critique & Analysis
  • Critical & Higher-Order Thinking
  • Innovative Implementation
  • Handwriting & Keyboarding
  • STEM Supporting Processes
  • Interactive Digital Publishing
  • Use of Descriptive Language
  • Graphic Organizers & Worksheets
  • Proofreading & Editing
  • Classroom Confidence-Boosting
  • Communication & Comprehension
  • Ignites/Elevates Self-Expression
  • Boosts/Fortifies Self-Esteem
  • Accomplishment & Accountability
  • Public Presentation

Educator Testimonials

“The WRiTE BRAiN BOOKS program is all-inclusive and allows students from all backgrounds and ability levels the chance to feel successful. WRiTE BRAiN gives me tools and lessons that allow me to disguise the learning process for my students. They are actively involved in a rigorous, standards-aligned program in the art of authoring a children’s book, and they don’t even know how much they’re learning. The different components allow my students to share their work in a safe environment, receive feedback, and improve their reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.”
Johanna Mancia • 6th grade teacher • TEACH Academy of Technologies Middle School, CA.

“Focus in our after school program has always been academic enrichment. We’ve been fortunate enough to bring WRiTE BRAiN, which really encompasses not only our school board’s focus, but also the focus of expanded learning programs in California. The great thing about the program is that it embeds and focuses on 21st century learning. Kids are problem solving and using strategies to make decisions as a group.”
Jennifer Cisneros • Programs Director • SAUSD Extended Learning Engage 360°, CA

“As a middle school teacher, one of the things I look forward to most is when my students are genuinely excited about learning. These days, they walk in the classroom and ask, ‘Do we get to write today?’ The WRiTE BRAiN BOOKS curriculum meets many of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills standards, but it also engages students as they learn and create collaboratively.”
Myia Cowles • Educator • Boys Ranch ISD, TX

“The WRiTE BRAiN BOOKS curricula are truly cohesive and rigorous and allow our students to apply the CCSS English Language Arts Standards. Students are engaged in thorough lessons, where they experience the process of publication from start to finish. The program can be implemented alone, but also fits beautifully with any other writing program a school or district may be using with fidelity.”
Perry Jensen • Valley Arts and Science Academy Charter School • Principal, CA

“Because each author viewed the illustrations through his or her own lens, the students’ stories were completely unique, even when the images were exactly the same. The children walk away understanding perspective and how to be flexible thinkers. That is invaluable.“
Monique Marshall • Wildwood School • Co-Developer of the WRiTE BRAiN BOOKS Curricula, CA.

“WRiTE BRAiN BOOKS is, HANDS-DOWN, the most engaging literacy curriculum available for our youth. Notice I didn’t qualify that statement with ‘afterschool.’ It is beyond exceptional for afterschool programs, but is just as powerful and dynamic in the in-school, classroom-learning environment. The positive impact of this curriculum for students, educators, parents, and communities is off the charts!”
Brent Cummings • Director of 21st CCLC • Walla Walla, Washington

“The WRiTE BRAiN program not only engages our students, but also our staff, to think out of the box and to make learning fun. The lesson plans and activities are offered at their fingertips to ensure that lessons are accessible and engaging. Our instructors are able to see the vision and buy into it, therefore offering our students a remarkable experience.”
Minerva Hernandez • Educator • Northside ISD, San Antonio, TX

WRiTE BRAiN'sC-12 Core Components Wheel

WRiTE BRAiN'S CORE PRINCIPLES are represented in a 360˚ value system that educators can instill in their students alongside existing methodologies. The WRiTE BRAiN BOOKS program helps teachers apply these vital principles to any and all lesson plans and learning avenues, as it supports any other academic philosophy. The components on the wheel are all vital attributes a 21st century learner must possess in order to flourish in any college, career, or community. Any teacher can enhance any lesson, in any subject, by simply integrating any of the C-12 wheel components to the lesson structure.
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WRiTE BRAiN in The Classroom - Videos

There are over 28 videos of educators, experts, parents and students of all ages talking about WRiTE BRAiN and sharing their experiences. CLICK HERE to view all of our videos.

WRiTE BRAiN is for English Learners

2nd Graders at Wildwood School
4th Graders After School & Young Authors Event

Warner Public School (Kindergarten Authors)

Additional -Videos

There are over 28 videos of educators, experts, parents and kids of all ages talking about WRiTE BRAiN and sharing their experiences. CLICK HERE to view all of our videos.

WRiTE BRAiN in Middle School & Culminating Event

HIGH SCHOOL Students & WRiTE BRAiN in New York City
Boys & Girls Clubs & WRiTE BRAiN

Published Authors Event - Youth Policy Institute

In-School

PRIMARY
(K-1st)
ELEMENTARY
(2nd - 5th)
MIDDLE
(6th - 8th)
HIGH
(9th - 12th)

The First Standards-Aligned, Narrative & Creative Writing Course in the Art of Children’s Book Authoring

Implementation cycles can begin anytime and run anywhere from a FULL SEMESTER to a FULL YEAR Stand-alone or Supplemental Lesson Plans & School-to-Home Assignments

The only program of its kind, WRiTE BRAiN BOOKS offers standards-aligned curricula that meet the needs of every type of learner. Each curriculum is developed to deliver robust and grade-specific ELA lessons that are as academically comprehensive as a college level children’s book authoring course. Educators and students at all grade levels (K-12) are given access to a unique and experiential learning process accompanied by high-quality materials, unmatched in providing this holistic authoring experience.

Our program fits with multiple instructional styles and can be tailored to meet the goals of each teacher. We suggest no less than two days per week for implementation and recommend daily immersion for a minimum of 45 minutes.
(Access to computers and Internet are required for publishing students’ printed books.)

The in-depth lesson plans, graphic organizer worksheets, school-to-home assignments, and high-quality materials and teacher/student resources support a classroom unit of study on NARRATIVE & CREATIVE WRITING, including: drafting, revising, editing, literary analysis, character development, storyline planning, setting snapshots, punctuation, grammar, perspective/POV, tense, research, handwriting, keyboarding, collaborating, peer review, descriptive language, vocabulary.

OUR PROGRAM AND PUBLISHING CODES FOR STUDENT AUTHORED BOOKS.
YOU CAN BEGIN THE COURSE WITH ANY NUMBER OF STUDENTS AT ANY TIME.

IN SCHOOL: ALL-INCLUSIVE PUBLISHED AUTHORS PACKAGE
(Packages come in sets of 20 - Discounted pricing starts at 200 students)

Up to a FULL YEAR of Lesson Plans & Additional Activities for Students K-12

Collaborative & Independent Authoring

Every student is published twice.

Each package includes:

  • Samples of WRiTE BRAiN published books written by young authors (to inspire your students with what’s to come)
  • WRiTE BRAiN Curriculum Guides – high-quality, printed copies of any desired grade levels (structured lesson plans & activities, teacher & student resources, etc.)
  • ONE PRINTED GUIDE PER PACKAGE
  • Hardcopies of all vocabulary word banks, graphic organizers, worksheets, and reference tools for easy printing and distribution to students
  • Colorfully illustrated, wordless books: one book for each group of students to write collaboratively (five students per group)
  • AND one book for each student to author independently
  • Extra illustrated, wordless book (Teacher's model book)
  • WRiTE BRAiN Story Mats – vibrant & colorful, 11x17 art posters with inspiring prompts for exciting writing experiences within lesson plans
  • WRiTE BRAiN Story Builder Cards - double-sided illustrated, large format flash cards with engaging writing games for groups & individual students (40 illustrations on 20 cards)
  • Official WRiTE BRAiN Author Certificates for all students
  • Hardcover, professionally published copies of students’ co-authored group books for you to donate to your school library, local hospital, shelter, etc. - one published copy per group (perfect bound with glossy dust jacket)
  • Softcover, professionally published copies of all individually authored books - one published book per student (perfect bound with glossy cover)
  • Links to interactive student-authored digital books
  • Lead-free pencils
  • Immediate support from our team, as you need it!
  • ADDITIONAL PUBLISHING CODES FOR COPIES OF STUDENT-AUTHORED BOOKS AVAILABLE AT A DISCOUNTED PRICE TO EDUCATORS!
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT / TRAINING RECOMMENDED FOR BEST IMPLEMENTATION
PLEASE CONTACT US FOR A QUOTE OR TO DISCUSS ALTERNATIVE PACKAGE OPTIONS!

We can also design a customized package of à la carte materials and lessons/activities to meet any timeline or budget and support your school's objectives!

Add-Ons Price   $160 per pack Special Offer!
  • 80 pack of WRiTE BRAiN Story Mats (variety pack of 40 unique, single 11x17 placemat-sized illustrations with inspiring prompts for short and exciting writing experiences - 2 of each mat) 11x17-Story-Mat

After-School

PRIMARY
(K-1st)
ELEMENTARY
(2nd - 5th)
MIDDLE
(6th - 8th)
HIGH
(9th - 12th)

An Innovative & Inspiring (K-12) Out-of-School Time Program
Young Writers Learn the Art of Children’s Book Authoring!

​Implementation cycles can begin anytime and run anywhere from 8 weeks to a FULL SEMESTER to a FULL YEAR

WRiTE BRAiN isn't just Project-Based Learning... It's Project-Based Literacy!

WRiTE BRAiN BOOKS are RICHLY ILLUSTRATED, WORDLESS BOOKS with lines on the pages where young authors can write their original and creative stories. Our after school program inspires kids of all ages (K-12) to write, igniting self-expression and inventive storytelling while developing vital 21st Century skills. Everyone becomes a published author!
(Computers and Internet access are required for publishing students' digital and printed books)

  • WRiTE BRAiN BOOKS PROVIDES EVERYTHING YOUR STAFF WILL NEED to ensure that students develop new and vital skills, increase their enthusiasm for learning, and experience boosted self-esteem. English Language Learners take ownership of the English language, writing willingly and fearlessly and presenting their stories aloud.
  • WE DESIGNED OUR PROGRAMS TO HELP YOUR ORGANIZATION meet the day-to-day challenges of keeping kids engaged, inspired, and educated in expanded learning hours. You spoke. We listened.
  • OUR INNOVATIVE, OUT-OF-SCHOOL TIME PROGRAMS activate creativity and critical thinking, comprehension, communication and collaboration skills in kids of all ages. They work in groups with their peers to coauthor a story before writing their own books independently.
  • THE WRiTE BRAiN BOOKS PROGRAM IS DELIVERED IN EASY-TO-FOLLOW FACILITATOR GUIDES making the program easy for you to structure for your desired timeline. The full program can be implemented as it is outlined in the guides or can be restructured for a full semester or full school year to allow for increased use of all materials and fortified development of vital skills.
KIDS TAKE ON THE MEANINGFUL RESPONSIBILITY OF WRITING AND PUBLISHING A CHILDREN'S BOOK and become deeply invested in all aspects of the process. Each student develops his/her own voice as he/she creates characters that have voices of their own.
AFTER SCHOOL: ALL-INCLUSIVE PUBLISHED AUTHORS PACKAGE
(Packages come in sets of 20 - Discounted pricing starts at 200 students)

Each Package Includes:

  • Samples of WRiTE BRAiN published books written by young authors (to inspire your students with what’s to come)
  • WRiTE BRAiN Facilitator Guides – high-quality, printed copies of any desired grade levels (structured lesson plans & activities, facilitator & student resources, etc.)
  • ONE PRINTED GUIDE PER PACKAGE
  • Hardcopies of all vocabulary word banks, graphic organizers, worksheets, and reference tools for easy printing and distribution to students
  • Colorfully illustrated, wordless books: one book for each group of students to write collaboratively (five students per group)
  • AND one book for each student to author independently
  • Extra illustrated, wordless book
  • WRiTE BRAiN Story Mats – vibrant & colorful, 11x17 art posters with inspiring prompts for exciting writing experiences within lesson plans
  • WRiTE BRAiN Story Builder Cards - double-sided illustrated, large format flash cards with engaging writing games for groups & individual students (40 illustrations on 20 cards)
  • Official WRiTE BRAiN Author Certificates for all students
  • Hardcover, professionally published copies of students’ co-authored group books for you to donate to your school library, local hospital, shelter, etc. - one published copy per group (perfect bound with glossy dust jacket)
  • Softcover, professionally published copies of all individually authored books - one published book per student (perfect bound with glossy cover)
  • Links to interactive student-authored digital books
  • Lead-free pencils
  • Immediate support from our team, as you need it!
  • ADDITIONAL PUBLISHING CODES FOR COPIES OF STUDENT-AUTHORED BOOKS AVAILABLE AT A DISCOUNTED PRICE FOR EDUCATORS!

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT / TRAINING RECOMMENDED FOR BEST IMPLEMENTATION

Full- and Half-Day, In-Person Training: Includes travel expenses for WRiTE BRAiN specialist(s) and all high-quality materials for any number of participants.

Virtual Training: 2-hour, interactive virtual training for any number of participants, tailored to the needs of your program.

PLEASE CONTACT US ABOUT OTHER OFFERS AND PRODUCTS

We can also design a customized package of à la carte activities and materials to meet any timeline or budget and support your program objectives!

Price   $160  per pack Special Offer!
  • 80 pack of WRiTE BRAiN Story Mats (variety pack of 40 unique, single 11x17 placemat-sized illustrations with inspiring prompts for short and exciting writing experiences - 2 of each mat) 11x17-Story-Mat
Boys & Girls Clubs of Garden Grove
WRiTE BRAiN with 4th Graders After School & Young Authors Event

WRiTE BRAiN puts the “A” in STEAM with Authoring and Art

WRiTE BRAiN BOOKS is the only literacy curriculum in the CAN and Bechtel STEM Guide!

STEM elements are integral to the WRiTE BRAiN BOOKS multifaceted authoring experience, which requires students to develop slow-processing skills and apply big-picture perspectives. These are vital aspects of any STEAM learning model.

STEM COMPONENTS
  • Collaborative and Self-Directed
  • Scientific Topics in Inspiring Illustrations
  • Internet Research to Deepen Narratives
  • Interactive, Digital Book Builder

The project-based WRiTE BRAiN BOOKS programs and curricula develop these components while also enhancing self-esteem and self-expression! We often hear that students in STEM programs lack the communication skills to speak or write about their process and experience. With WRiTE BRAiN, students develop literacy and public speaking skills alongside critical thinking and problem-solving, equipping them to reflect on and take ownership of the experience of becoming an author.

Need the Perfect Summer Program?

WRiTE BRAiN Summer Program with Santa Ana Unified School District & Engage 360

You need WRiTE BRAiN’S all-inclusive published Author’s Kits!
DESIGNED FOR ANY SUMMER SCHEDULE 15 - 25+ HOURS (with additional activities for English Learners)

Students can collaborate and coauthor a book with a shared Author’s Kit before writing their own book, using their own kit. For students, receiving their WRiTE BRAiN Author’s Kit is like Christmas, six months early! Before kids return to school in the fall, they become published authors of original storybooks.

We’ll help you shape THE PERFECT SUMMER LEARNING EXPERIENCE. CALL US to discuss, request a quote, or purchase kits for your program!
** DISCOUNTED PRICING for purchases of 25 kits or more - SEE BELOW**

CALL US: 855.WB.BOOKS or EMAIL US: EduProgram@writebrainbooks.com

2500+ students participated in the WRiTE BRAiN BOOKS program over Summer 2016. Administrative Staff reported that the level of student engagement and attendance for summer programming was at its the highest during the WRiTE BRAiN implementation.

After collecting and analyzing the assessment scores, the following results were reported:

CLICK HERE to view Case Study

AUTHOR’S KIT SUMMER PROGRAM

8 STYLE MULTI-PACK/AUTHOR’S KITS

1-3 PACK PRICE: $43.99 (per kit)           8-24 Kits 38-62 PACKS PRICE: $36.99 (per kit)       304-496 Kits
4-8 PACKS PRICE: $40.99 (per kit)          32-64 Kits 63-87 PACKS PRICE: $35.99 (per kit)      504-696 Kits
9-12 PACKS PRICE: $39.99 (per kit)          72-96 Kits 88-124 PACKS PRICE: $34.99 (per kit)      704-992 Kits
13-25 PACKS PRICE: $38.99 (per kit)      104-200 Kits 125+ PACKS PRICE: $33.99 (per kit)           1000+ Kits
26-37 PACKS PRICE: $37.99 (per kit)      208-296 Kits *Plus shipping

Each kit contains everything students need to become creative and expressive authors of their own children’s books. Becoming a children’s book author is an exciting, imagination generating experience that makes students of all ages want to write and share aloud. It’s academic and engaging, and “disguised learning” at its best. Students can collaborate with multiple authors sharing one kit, as well as write independently - each using their own kit. The kit includes a code for a published copy of a student’s book, however, books can only be published on our website’s Book Builder, and shipped to an address in the Continental U.S..

  • Author’s Kit Box, 12” x 12” x .75”
  • Wordless Book (32 pages)
  • Softcover publishing code*
  • Note from Jeff Kinney
    (Author, Diary of a Wimpy Kid)
  • Author’s Guide
  • Illustrated Story Card 9.5” X 4.56”
  • Illustrated Story Mat, 11” x 17”
  • Official Author’s Certificate
  • Idea Pad
  • Lead-Free Pencil
  • Printed in the USA
*Published books ship to U.S. addresses ONLY
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WRiTE BRAiN for English Learners

CLICK HERE to read about: WB & English Learners CLICK HERE for Research Article: ELs USING WORDLESS PICTURE BOOKS
WRiTE BRAiN’s curricula allow for scaffolding to support students & at any grade level at every ELD proficiency level.
NEWCOMER
EMERGING
EXPANDING
BRIDGING

PROCESS ATTRIBUTES & RESULTS

  • Non-threatening pace
  • Individualized scaffolding
  • Wordless prompts
  • Native language drafting
  • Required verbal presentation
  • Enhanced oral fluency
  • Consistent review & revision
  • Improved handwriting
  • Increased reading comprehension
  • Both Integrated & Designated ELD
  • Increased vocabulary retention
  • Authentic vocabulary translation
  • Universally accessible
  • Diverse characters
  • Increased test-readiness
  • Boosted academic confidence
  • Elevated self-expression
  • Increased self-esteem
  1. 1. As the number of English Learners in classrooms across the United States continues to grow, we at WRiTE BRAiN are committed to giving each EL student opportunities, not to simply acclimate and adapt, but to thrive.
  2. 2. English Learners need to experience rich and well-integrated opportunities to participate in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Learning standard writing conventions is especially diffcult for younger ELs, who depend so much on visual cues and contextual relationships. Educators can help provide such cues and relationships when they write interactively with students.
  3. 3. When students collaborate, brainstorm together, read their work aloud, and talk about each other’s work, writing becomes a social activity. When writing is the focus of social interaction, it is supported by oral language and interpersonal relationships.

The robust WRiTE BRAiN curricula – along with rubrics, graphic organizers, vocabulary word banks, and newcomer scaffolding – develop skills in the areas measured by state tests nationwide.

“With WRiTE BRAiN, my newcomer EL students were able to write in the language of their choice, which made them feel valued. The program allowed me to adapt to all students’ needs because it scaffolded the work and provided so many options for differentiation. Student confidence was raised and their reading comprehension improved. Summer retention is a challenge and this program motivated the students to come to class. They were even more engaged because they could see the value in what they were making!”
Maritza Olguin • Educator • Santa Maria Joint Union High School District CA
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WRiTE BRAiN BOOKS for EARLY LEARNERS

With WRiTE BRAiN BOOKS, preschoolers create the storylines and characters in short stories and full children’s books by voicing their ideas aloud and collaborating with their peers and teachers.

  • Class Authoring
  • Group Storytelling
  • Social-Emotional Development
  • Making Connections
  • Identifying Transitions
  • Close-looking and Comprehension
  • Imaginative Play
  • Understanding Sequencing
  • Vocabulary-Building
  • Verbal Expression
  • Engaged Sharing
  • Active Listening
  • Tangible Rewards
  • Accelerated Literacy Readiness

Published Pre-K Authors Package

Pre-K Students will:
  • Class-author 8 original children’s stories with their educator as scribe
  • Build a library of hardcover published books
  • Create oral and written short stories with Story Mats and Story Builder cards
  • Hang a gallery of Story Mat Art Posters
  • Learn to read their own self-authored books
  • Develop kinesthetic learning through page-turning and building puzzles
  • Be recognized and celebrated at your Young Authors Culminating Event!
PACKAGE INCLUDES
  • Colorfully illustrated, wordless books with Author’s Guides – 8 books per 20 students
  • WRiTE BRAiN Story Mats (vibrant & colorful, 11x17 art posters with inspiring prompts for exciting storytelling)
  • WRiTE BRAiN Story Mat classroom lesson plan
  • WRiTE BRAiN Story Builder Cards (double-sided illustrated, large format flash cards with engaging storytelling games for groups & individual students) – 2 packs per 20 students ¥ Hardcover, professionally published copies of all class-authored books (perfect bound with glossy dustjacket)
  • Unique digital version of each class-authored book that can be shared with parents and posted on your website and social media pages
  • Professionally-printed, full-color Author’s Supplements with comprehensive prompts, multiple word banks, and graphic organizers -1 per class book
  • Downloadable PDF of Primary grade level worksheets/word banks/vocabulary flash cards
  • Official WRiTE BRAiN Author Certificates for all students

For More Information or to request a purchase quote:

CALL US AT: 1.855.WB.BOOKS OR eduprogram@WriteBrainBooks.com

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WRiTE BRAiN BOOKS for Adult Education

A meaningful literacy program, perfect for Adult English Learners and GED candidates!

The Adult Education curriculum of the WRiTE BRAiN BOOKS narrative and creative writing program is designed to help adult students prepare for literacy courses at the collegiate level and beyond in an inspiring way that disguises academic writing and makes it more desirable.

The WRITE BRAiN BOOKS Adult Ed curriculum develops 21st Century learning skills and prepares adult learners for college, community and career environments, as well as real life scenarios that will help to create the fabric of their futures.

Training & Professional Development

"Yesterday was a fabulous team building day for the WRAP family. The feedback was extremely positive. My staff said it was the BEST training they've attended. I hope you know how incredible you and your team are. The impact you made on my people and program will be lifelong. Thank you again!”
Karen Geib, • (WRAP Expanded Learning Program, Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine)

WRiTE BRAiN’s professional development mission is to empower in-school teachers, out-of-school time facilitators, administrators, site coordinators and program directors to implement the WRITE BRAiN program with knowledge, ease, and confidence in order to build a sustained and rich practice.

Professional development will be tailored to serve your program’s needs.

We provide comprehensive pre-implementation trainings in two formats:

Full- and Half-Day, In-Person Training:
Participants will learn step by step how to facilitate the group and independent authoring process by actually writing their own WRITE BRAiN BOOK with the other participants during the training. In this hands-on training, participants experience the entire program as if they were students.

Virtual Training:
2-hour, interactive virtual training, tailored to the needs of your program.

For ongoing professional development, we offer:
  • 1. Virtual coaching calls
  • 2. Site Visits / One-on-one coaching
  • 3. Group coaching and mentoring
  • 4. Peer leadership methodologies and planning
  • 5. Culminating event brainstorming and support

Anonymous survey testimonials

“This is forward . . . Innovative. Yes, the enthusiastic powerhouses of Meredith and Julia gave such a boost of confidence to us as staff that I am inspired to get on the Write Brain bandwagon. Thank you!!”


"I loved this training! It was highly interactive. We learned by doing and I can see how my students will be successful with WRiTE BRAiN."


“I really enjoyed the training day! The possibilities are endless. Imagination and creativity will blossom in our youth again."


TheWRiTE BRAiN BOOKSProgram is Research-Based

CLICK HERE TO ViEW OR DOWNLOAD ALL RESEARCH AND ARTiCLES

Program Extensively Piloted Before Launch

Scope
  • Geographic locations: urban and rural communities throughout California
  • Number of participating sites: 8
  • Program types: Community-based organizations, school districts, county offices of education
  • Grade Levels: 2nd through 5th grades
  • Number of participating students: 186
  • Number of participating staff: 16 (8 staffers worked directly with students; 8 Site Directors worked intermittently with students and observed the process)
  • Number of Credentialed teachers/educators who observed the pilot: 12
  • Length of the pilot: Eight weeks (4 days per week for 45 minutes per session on average)
(Click the links below to view pilot surveys)
Collaboration
The research pilot study was conducted in after-school settings and was designed to determine the extent to which the use of WRiTE BRAiN BOOKS and the Curriculum/Facilitator’s Guide produced positive results in outcomes for students in the following areas:
  1. Improvement in writing skills
  2. Increased enthusiasm for language arts in general and in writing specifically
  3. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, communicate effectively, think critically and problem-solve constructively.

The study was divided into two parts, with the first four weeks devoted to students co-authoring books in small groups and the second to students writing one book independently. Assessments were made through pre- and post-surveys administered prior to the beginning of the class and at the conclusion. A project-based learning approach was used throughout the process.

This study was prepared by Dr. Andria J. Fletcher, PhD For WRiTE BRAiN BOOKS - June 5, 2014. All research was performed and analyzed by Dr. Fletcher who is a nationally recognized expert in program, policy, and leadership development who co-authored California’s first after-school legislation, leading to $550 million in annual funding.


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WRiTE BRAiN BOOKS PUBLiSHED AUTHOR'S KiT
For Independent Study (K - 12)

The First Standards-Aligned, Narrative & Creative Writing Course in the Art of Children’s Book Authoring

The extensive Author’s Guide, included with our Author's Kits, is derived from WRiTE BRAiN’s standards-aligned curricula, but delivered for the independent study or homeschooled student. Our Published Author’s Kit has the very best elements of what our school-based curricula offers in the classroom and is designed especially for a self-directed, "disguised learning" writing experience.

  1. The Author’s Guide comprises "lessons", graphic orgranizer worksheets, and activities that are standards-aligned, 21st century skill-building, and get young people excited about writing.
  2. Students of all learning styles are thriving and becoming published authors of their very own children’s books. Not only are they becoming better writers, but also they are developing their own voices while both their academic and personal confidence, as well as test-readiness, are elevated.
  3. Our professionally illustrated books tap into and increase students’ critical thinking capacities, ignite their creativity, expand their whole mind, big-picture thinking, and provide them with exciting ways to transform their imaginations into written storylines.
Published Author’s Kit: Illustrated Wordless WRiTE BRAiN BOOK,
In-Depth Author's Guide with Graphic Organizers,
Story Mat, Story Card, Author's Certificate, Idea Pad, Pencil,
Special Note from Author Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)
Softcover Published Book Included!
Just a few of the skills your students will develop & improve:
  • Narrative & Creative Writing
  • Handwriting & Keyboarding
  • Sentence Structure
  • Experiential Learning
  • Sequencing and Plotting a Storyline
  • Use of Descriptive Language
  • Writing for a Specific Audience
  • Grammar and Punctuation
  • Spelling
  • Thesaurus and Dictionary Use
  • Proofreading and Editing
  • Clear Self-Expression
  • Elevated Self-Esteem
  • Higher Order Thinking
  • Character Development
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Outlining
The WRITE BRAIN Published Author’s Kit is perfectly designed for the HOMEschooled student and can also be utilized by every student attending a weekly or bi-weekly class offered by your organization. If your classes/groups meet twice a week or more, PLEASE CONTACT US about our standards-aligned, all-inclusive curricula packages for grade levels K-12.

"I've been teaching 3rd grade for nearly 15 years. This kit is perfect for any young person, of any age, to experience at home, and I personally would love to give it to students in my creative writing unit. First of all, it leads to authentic education, meaning, the child isn't studying or talking about authors but IS the author. This is key: empowering the students to become a real author. If children know what and whom they are writing for and know the purpose of their writing (to publish a real hardback book) they will put everything they have into it. Second, the illustrations are perfect for all ages and detailed with a full visual story. The young author creates the written story! All of the books are illustrated by top-notch artists who create images that will captivate any child with their colors, scenes, and expressions on the characters’ faces. Descriptive writing requirements can all be met with Author's Kits for the independent study student, and the benefits, both academic and personal, are bountiful for the child lucky enough to have this kit at home. Finally, as children author their unique stories, even for the same illustrations, they learn perspective and flexible thinking, as they see the different interpretation made by each author."
Sandra Nevarez • Educator & Mom • Orange County CA

The Whole Brain of WRiTE BRAiN

Our Touch & Tech approach in Classrooms

At WRiTE BRAiN BOOKS we embrace technology and the advanced programs that exist and give young people a great deal of freedom as they endeavor to create remarkable things. Any WBB author can write any of our books on any tablet with a stylus or the tip of their finger. However, we believe that it is the experience of first hand-writing a story into our richly-illustrated classroom workbooks, then uploading a completed story to our website or app, that promotes the development of numerous necessary skills resulting from a WHOLE BRAIN approach to our process. Becoming a WRiTE BRAiN BOOKS author is an achievable challenge! Justin Reich is a fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, and the founder of EdTechTeacher, a professional development consultancy that trains teachers to use tech effectively.

Justin, who advocates for tech in the classroom, says, "The first step in rethinking how we teach should be a renewed examination of how kids learn. Before we fall down the techno–rabbit hole and demand tablets in every classroom, we need to seriously reconsider, for example, whether teaching content, as opposed to cognitive skills, can adequately prepare our children for 21st-century professions. In other words, our nation’s educational mindset—one that traditionally uses fact-regurgitation as a marker of success—desperately requires a reboot.”

“Many teachers want to emphasize independent thinking, but primary-school curriculums (sic) are still largely geared toward 'teaching to the test.' According to Dr. Gary Small, a neuroscientist at UCLA and author of iBrain: Surviving the Technological Alteration of the Modern Mind, this model is long out-of-date.” Dr. Judy Willis, a neurologist and adjunct professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, who has also taught elementary and middle school, says that knowledge learned via memorization is particularly susceptible to the “use it or lose it” phenomenon.

“The brain’s procedural memory will only be activated in the way that memory was first learned,” she says. Translation: we learn to play a musical instrument, speak a language, or sail a boat by actively practicing these skills. In contrast, students who absorb information specifically for a test can usually only recall that information for the test.

When we experience pleasure, our brains release a neurotransmitter called dopamine. “The brain is a dopamine junkie,” says Willis. “It wants to remember things that release it.” She says that active participation is by far the best way to encourage this.




Excerpts from New School -- How the digital revolution is turning learning upside-down by Jennifer Miller