About My Writing

Author  Cheryl Carpinello 

Arthurian Legend:


I’ve always loved Arthurian Legend, but it wasn’t until I taught high school English that I learned the value of the Legend. I had students that wouldn't read the literature I assigned. When we went to the library to get reading books, these students stood by the book shelves, thumbed through several books, and returned them to the shelf. When the unit on King Arthur begin, I started off by asking my students to share what they already knew about Arthur. My non-readers usually had their hands up first! Over the course of the unit (3-4 weeks), these students—who didn’t read—scrambled to get their hands on stories, books, and movies before anyone else. The first year this happened I was stunned. After about the 4th year in a row, I realized I had discovered the figurative ‘sword in the stone' that propelled these students to read. I loved it!


Picture Books & Others


Grandma's/Grnadpa's Tales and Grandma's/Grandpa's Tales 2. Each book has two stories.

A writing journal complete with writing tips for budding young writers.



Recent Articles:


Some Legends Do Live Forever

Finding Stories Within Stories

My Forgotten Journey in Search of King Arthur

Why Read Mythology's Myths and Legends

Boys' Reading/Writing Different than Girls? What's a Parent to do?

Why I went from Teaching Tales & Legends to Writing Them

Reaching Reluctant Young Readers with Arthurian Legend

The Importance of Classical Literature in Today's World

What is Reading Really?

Being an Educator helps me Build Believable Characters


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