Thanks for visiting! This page will be the place where we can share and distribute resources intended for parents (and teachers) associated with the adult workshops at the Young Authors' Festival. These materials are created by pre-service teachers enrolled in College of Education, Health & Human Services courses at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
A Mad Lib is a popular children’s writing activity where a person fills in blanks to complete a story. Each of these blanks are labeled as different parts of speech (see above). The person must then write in a word that correlates to the given part of speech. This activity helps to engage students to learn and understand the parts of speech in an exciting and creative way. After the Mad Lib is completed, the person can choose to share their story with others and more than likely laugh out loud. These stories may shy away from common stories where a certain logic is followed, but that is the fun in it. Be creative!