Young Writers’ Corner

school year 2020.2021

Methow Arts teaching artists have created videos to help students build a foundation in the literary arts. Click HERE to access our writing videos.

This page showcases some of the writing students have created while using our literary arts videos.

Submit your writing sample to and let us know which writing video you used to create it. Thanks for sharing!

I Can Fly!

Inspired by artist Faith Ringgold’s children’s book “Tar Beach,” 5th grade students Ava and Sisu wrote stories about flying, following a lesson created by Methow Arts teaching artist Anne Andersen.

Click HERE to read Ava’s story.

Click HERE to read Sisu’s story.

Want to write your own “I Can Fly!” story? Access the lesson below.

I Can Fly! (a writing lesson for grades 3-6)

Designed to accompany the Faith Ringgold art lesson we published recently
(on YouTube or Vimeo), “I Can Fly” is a writing lesson to be facilitated by teachers or homeschool leaders. Teaching artist and educational coach Anne Andersen takes you through the lesson plan.

First, watch Faith Ringgold reading “Tar Beach” HERE. You may also want to do the visual art lesson related to the book, on YouTube or Vimeo, before participating in the writing lesson.

YouTube link

Vimeo link

Materials: pencil/pen, paper