Friday, February 17, 2017

Coming Soon: Ordinarily Extraordinary!

Monte Vista Middle School's 21st Century Writing class, authors of the classic novel, Unspoken: The True Story Behind The Fairy Tales You Only Thought You Knew (available for purchase from is excited to announce the upcoming publication of their second novel, Ordinarily Extraordinary.

While much of the information about this exciting novel is still "Classified," we have received official confirmation allowing us to reveal certain information. Below is a table of contents (with the contents removed for security purposes, of course) for our novel:

So, look up in the sky (or your local bookseller or and watch this blog (and other 21st Century Writers' blogs) for vital upcoming information. 

Below is just one of the Cloud Heights Academy students you will meet in Ordinarily Extraordinary, coming soon!

Cloud Heights Academy: A School For The Ordinarily Extraordinary.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Terrifying Two-Sentence Horror Stories!

Recently, the Monte Vista 21st Century Writing and Digital Media elective classes applied their digital storytelling skills in creating Halloween-themed "Two-Sentence Horror Stories." As with everything else these amazing students create, the level of creativity and imagination on display in their work is truly impressive.

Students wrote a series of stories, then used Google Drawing to digitally illustrate their stories. Combining images and text, these students created some truly terrifying (and some hilarious) tales!

Please vote for ALL of the following categories as a reply to this blog post. You may not vote for the same person in more than one category. The categories are as follows:

1. Best title
2. Best story (overall)
3. Scariest story
4. Funniest story.

1. Best font
2. Best image
3. Best composition (best placement of text, images, and other digital media composition).

When voting, you just need to vote for the number on the slide and the title. For example:
1. Best Title: #2 (Peanut Butter)
2. Best Story: #18 (Title)

So, if you dare, please click on the following links for a collection of truly terrifying "Two-Sentence Horror Stories."

21st Century Writing Two-Sentence Horror Stories

Digital Media 6 Two-Sentence Horror Stories

Thursday, September 29, 2016

21st Century Writing Productions Presents: "Words for Writers" Meme Contest

As all writers know, words are our tools, our paint, our musical notes. Monte Vista's 21st Century Writing class wanted to demonstrate their love of words (and meme-making!) by creating digital compositions for some of those magical words that can express the inexpressible. Enjoy their work in the following  "Words for Writers" presentation.

Please leave a comment to this post with your favorite "Words for Writers" Meme!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

21st Century Writers Are on Top of the World

21st Century Writers: This is my tribute to you, all we have accomplished this year, and all the greatness that is to come!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Great Places to Find Free Images Online

Hello fellow 21st Century Writers.  Since you have all become such gifted meme makers, and using images are vital for all 21st Century writing, I thought I would share this site that links to several sources for finding wonderful images online.  I look forward to another great week of writing with you!

Great online sources for free images.