Cumulative List of Creative Writing

Middle Grade

  • Polly of Pitcairn Island By Lisa Pires, Summer 2011
  • The Summer of Winged Creatures By Lisa Pires, Summer 2011
  • The Case of the Creepy Critters Pet Shop By Lisa Pires, Summer 2011
  • The Pearls of Race Street  By Lisa Pires, Summer 2012

Young Adult

  • The Portrait By Lisa Pires, Summer 2011
  • Extension  By Lisa Pires, Summer 2012
  • The Time Piece  By Lisa Pires, Summer 2012
  • The Ill-Fated Power of Ham  By Lisa Pires, Summer 2013
  • Moments Before Impact  By Lisa Pires, Summer 2013

Academic Writing

  • Effective Use of Sensory Details in Anne of Green Gables By Lisa Pires, Summer 2011
  • Creating Authentic Realism in Censored Literature By Lisa Pires, Summer 2011
  • Creating Characters:  Effective Use of Description and Dialogue By Lisa Pires, Summer 2011
  • Creating Suspense in Treasure Island By Lisa Pires, Summer 2011
  • Writing Effective Expositions, Transitions, and Characters By Lisa Pires, Summer 2011
  • Effective Use of Point of View as Used in the Novels make lemonade and The White By Lisa Pires, Summer 2011
  • How Imagery is Created through Effective Word Choice  By Lisa Pires, Summer 2011
  • Differentiating Major and Minor Characters through Effective Use of Physical Description By Lisa Pires, Summer 2011
  • Creating Authentic Voice in Middle Grade Novels By Lisa Pires, Summer 2011
  • Believable Societies:  How a Dystopian World is Crafted in M.T. Anderson’s novel, feed By Lisa Pires, Summer 2012
  • The Fully Developed Character:  Applying Stanislavsky’s Technique of Personalization to Markus Zusak’s Novel, The Book Thief  By Lisa Pires, Summer 2012
  • The Enchanting Monster:  Examining the Appeal of Subversive Text in Robert Cormier’s Novel, Tenderness  By Lisa Pires, Summer 2012
  • Getting to the Point:  Making Use of Every Word in Joyce Carol Thomas’ Short Story, “A Family Illness:  A Mom-Son Conversation” By Lisa Pires, Summer 2012
  • Multiple Viewpoints—Multiple Stories:  Differentiating Characters in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares  By Lisa Pires, Summer 2012
  • Psychic Distance in Lois Lowry’s Novel, Gathering Blue  By Lisa Pires, Summer 2012
  • Deepening Emotional Connections:  Image Systems in The Red Kayak by Priscilla Cummings  By Lisa Pires, Summer 2012.
  • Bowing Out:  Writing the Perfect Resolution in Lois Lowry’s Messenger and John Green’s Looking for Alaska  By Lisa Pires, Summer 2012.
  • The Well-Told Tale:  Mythic Structure and Classic Archetypes in The Call of the Wild  By Lisa Pires, Summer 2012.
  • Symbols of Grief:  Achieving Age-Appropriate Characterization through Carefully Selected Props in Road to Tater Hill  By Lisa Pires, Summer 2013.
  • Revealing the True Self:  Exploration of Character in Ellen Hopkins’ Crank, and Chris Crutcher’s, Whale Talk: An Extended Critical Essay.  Lisa Pires, Summer 2013.
  • Now is Forever: Creating Immediacy in George Ella Lyon’s Holding On to Zoe.  Lisa Pires, Summer 2014.

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