For Teachers and Librarians


Writing Lessons:

I love to visit schools and work with kids on their writing. But, I know that is not feasible for all schools. So, I have started creating some video lessons that you can use with your students. If there is a topic you would like for me to cover, please send me an email (megan @ or tweet it to me (@meganbfrazer)!

Where do writers get their ideas?
Young writers often get stuck generating ideas. In this video, I share where I get my ideas:

What If from Sharyn Alice Murray on Vimeo.

This short video covers the basics of my revision process with an example from The Friendship Riddle that focuses on choosing just the right word.

Educator’s Guides:

Download the guides, use as you need them:

Water Castle Educator’s Guide (PDF)

The Spy Catchers of Maple Hill Educator’s Guide (PDF)


Riddle Fun with The Friendship Riddle

Ruth finds riddled clues all around her town. Your students can write their own riddles and then hide them for each other to find. This would be a great way for kids to recommend books to one another, putting a clue for read-alike in one book that leads to another. Ready to get started? It’s easy!

Write some riddles (use this actvity from Read Write Think).

Put them in origami envelopes (instructions from WikiHow).

Hide them in your classroom or library.

The Water Castle Library Scavenger Hunt

designed with Kirsten Cappy of Curious City Books.

Submit Your Own

Have you developed materials to use with my books? I’d love to share them with more educators. Email them to me and I will post them on my website — with credit, of course. Thank you!