Creating Strong Kids Through Writing Wins Legacy Book Award
PUBLISHED: Monday, October 12, 2020

AUSTIN, Texas—Prufrock Press’s Creating Strong Kids Through Writing: 30-Minute Lessons That Build Empathy, Self-Awareness, and Social-Emotional Understanding in Grades 4–8 has received a prestigious 2020 Legacy Book Award in the Curricular Materials category. The book, by Deborah S. Delisle and James R. Delisle, Ph.D., is the perfect resource for teachers seeking quick, ready-to-use writing lessons that encourage social and emotional growth and innovative thinking in students.

The Legacy award recognizes outstanding books published in the United States that have long-term potential for positively influencing the lives of gifted children. The Legacy Book Awards are given each year by the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented, the largest state advocacy group of its kind.

Creating Strong Kids Through Writing is perfect for teachers who are looking for activities that not only enhance the mechanics of writing—grammar, spelling, and syntax—but also allow students to express themselves in creative and personal ways. Each of the 20 lessons has been classroom-tested with students of all ability levels in grades 4–8, and each lesson contains one or more samples of student work to help guide and inspire student writers. Creating Strong Kids Through Writing is a resource teachers will turn to again and again when they seek writing lessons that, although short in duration, are lasting in their personal impact on student growth.


Download a Sample Lesson

Download a sample lesson from Creating Strong Kids Through Writing.


For more information about the Legacy Book Awards, visit the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented website.

For more information about Prufrock Press or to view sample pages and chapters from all of its award-winning books, please visit Prufrock Press’s website.


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