Friday, October 26, 2012

Trick or Treat Story Time!

Share Our Rollicking Online Story Game 
with the Young People in Your Life
EPISODES 1 - 4 Now Available
Are you reading the exciting online story game The Exquisite Corpse Adventure with the young people in your life?!  Click here to read Episodes 1 through 4 on Then return to every Friday when the next episode is revealed!
Teachers, librarians, homeschoolers, and parents interested in FREE reading, writing, and art educational materials should check out the NCBLA's The Exquisite Corpse Adventure Education Resource Center. Designed to support The Exquisite Corpse Adventure, these extensive materials provide a gold mine of literacy articles, web resources, classroom activities, games, reading lists, art activities, and discussion questions, many of which can be adopted for use with books, stories, and art beyond The Exquisite Corpse Adventure
The Exquisite Corpse Adventure, Episode 4
(c) Timothy Basil Ering
Why not invite young people to try writingtelling, or drawing their own exquisite corpse stories?!  
Our Education Resource Center includes "A Guide to Progressive Stories" and "Creating Your Own Exquisite Corpse Story Adventure" for instructions on how you can create the magic of a progressive story game in your home, classroom, library, or next camping trip.   And to learn even more about the exquisite corpse art form, check out "The History of The Exquisite Corpse Art Form and How It Is Played." 
The Exquisite Corpse episodic materials for Episode 4 include:
  • Babies Babies Babies!
    Annotated List of Suggested Read Alouds and Independent Reads
  • Story Boarding Activity for the Classroom
  • For Parents, Teachers, Librarians--Talk Art! Timothy Basil Ering's Illustration for Episode Four 
  • Discussion Questions and Activities 

To check out all our engaging materials for Episode 4,
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What Is The Exquisite Corpse Adventure?
The Exquisite Corpse Adventure is a progressive story just like the one many families play on road trips, at camps, at parties, at home when there is a power outage. It is a game where one person begins a story, stops at a cliffhanging moment, and the next person picks it up, continuing on until everyone in the group has the opportunity to contribute. And just like in those games, in The Exquisite Corpse, characters spontaneously erupt out of our authors’ imaginations; plot lines tumble forth, some realized, some lost; and we are often poised at the edge of a cliff with no logical solution in sight! The Corpse is now being published for a second time on Read.Gov.  Click here to read it on
The Exquisite Corpse Adventure authors and illustrators are:  M.T. Anderson, Natalie Babbitt, Calef Brown,  Susan Cooper,  Kate DiCamillo,  Timothy Basil Ering, Jack Gantos, Nikki Grimes,  Shannon Hale,  Lemony Snicket, Steven Kellogg, Gregory Maguire,  Megan McDonald,  Patricia and Fredrick McKissack,  Linda Sue Park, Katherine Paterson,  James Ransome, Jon Scieszka, and Chris Van Dusen. 

To learn more about The Exquisite Corpse Adventure
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Ask for The Exquisite Corpse Adventure 
 at a library or bookstore near you!

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