Stories Without End: 24 open-ended stories to engage students in reading, discussion, and creative writing

Taylor Sapp (Author)

Product Details

$16.00  $14.72
Alphabet Publishing
Publish Date
April 17, 2018
8.5 X 0.31 X 11.02 inches | 0.78 pounds

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About the Author

Taylor Sapp has two passions which helped this book come together: writing and teaching. He has a BA in Creative Writing and Film from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California and spent a few years toiling in the film and TV business. He also has an MA in Education/TESOL from Concordia University in Portland, OR. He has spent over 10 years as an educator of ESL students across different universities and private schools in Japan and America. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two boys, watching movies, doing yoga, and writing fiction and haiku. He eats blueberries every day to keep his mind sharp and young and suggests you do the same.


The different format and the inclusion of pre-reading motivation questions and post-reading discussion questions and activities really make this book stand out among the "writing prompt" books that I've encountered. I also appreciate the diversity in terms of reading levels and genres.-- Brittany G., Teacher

This book is a wonderful jumping point for creative writing in the classroom. You could use this book for any age/grade and adapt the expectation of a creative response to suit.-- Carmen M., Educator

Every classroom should own a copy of this book. . . I will add this one to my "to buy" list in the coming year.-- Catherine H., Librarian

Fascinating book on teaching reluctant readers how to write. Contains stories meant to be expanded with vocabulary and intriguing questions on which ending they would prefer.-- Chel S., Book Enthusiast

The creation of this book was extremely thoughtful. The prompts are interesting and fun. An absolute delight. I've even used a few as starting points for my personal (adult) creative writing exercises--Cass D., Writer and Creator

I loved the stories and ideas in this book, definitely will be found in our library for me or other teachers to use as a resource. I hope more editions like this come out for next year.--Diane K., Librarian

I cannot wait to use Taylor's book with my students. His "Stories Without End" truly bring reading and writing together as a meaningful activity for lower- to intermediate-level learners in a way that few - if any - tasks do.--Verena Schรคfers Sutherland, MATESOL PCC Newberb/Linfield College

With all of the prescribed five paragraph essay requirements for kids in school these days, it's refreshing to see more organic teaching methods and prompts for kids to get their creativity flowing. I especially like the "After You Read" sections after each story.--Jamie M., Writer

The focus on engaging reading and writing materials is really what students need!--David Williams, English Professor, Dhofar University