InsideOut At Home

Virtual Guided Learning Library

InsideOut programming is now at your fingertips with interactive, full-length video lessons from our Writers-in-Residence. Check out sample elementary and high school lessons below featuring Senior Writer Peter Markus and Lead Teaching Artist Jassmine Parks!

At Home Creative Writing Lessons

InsideOut At Home was created to help ensure youth, families and educators have access to high-quality creative writing lessons that engage, inspire, and frame this changing world.

The lessons below are crafted to help students grow creatively and academically, with great attention paid to the Michigan Department of Education standards. Additionally, lesson plans are culturally diverse and address the social and emotional needs of youth, helping them to express their fears, frustrations, and hopes.

Lessons are separated by Elementary, Middle, and High School levels with special consideration to skill sets and content in each. Citywide Poets lessons are created especially for teens and modeled on our award-winning afterschool program. Youth can follow most lessons independently or with the help of an adult, and some have corresponding videos to enrich and enliven the At Home experience.

For other at home opportunities, teens can participate in our award-winning Citywide Poets program virtually.

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