Illustration © Chris Van Dusen
"Writing an Exquisite Corpse Adventure episode is like playing a game of hot potato, tossing the spud from person to person, passing it down a line of friends.
Welcome fellow Exquisite Corpse Adventure travelers!
Yes, you have found The Exquisite Corpse Adventure educational resource centerthe go-to place for supplemental E.C.A. activities to unlock the creative monster within even the wariest writer or artist, as well as a treasure trove of rich resource material for the more serious-minded who can’t get enough information about reading, writing, books, and literacy.
This educational resource center is brought to you by the National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance and our distinguished colleagues at the Butler Children’s Literature Center at Dominican University. We have designed these pages for moms, dads, grandpas and grandmas, guardians, teachers, librarians, scout leaders, playground supervisors, ringmasters, snake-charmers, baby sitters, parachute jumpers, English Lit majors!anyone and everyone interested in helping kids read more, write better, and reaching deep into the magic hat of their own inner resources, create stories and art that expand all of our universes.
You know the young people you live with and work for far better than we do. You know their listening capabilities, their level of reading achievement. You know what resources you have on hand and your young people’s capabilities using those resources. You know what your kids and teens will find exciting and challenging. So, on these pages we refrain from using age-level designations for suggested reading lists, activities, and discussion questions. And we present activities and discussion questions for general use at home and in schools and libraries, hoping that you will use your own insightful creativity to shape the ideas and activities to meet the needs of the young people in your life.
This educational resource center is divided into three main sections:
Section 2: The Exquisite Corpse Adventure Episodes
General Interest Articles
• What is The Exquisite Corpse Adventure?
The Exquisite Corpse Episodes
Author/Illustrator Information, Booklists, Activities, and Discussion Questions for Each Episode!
No need to dig for resource goldwe’ve done the work for you! Browse through our overflowing treasure chest of literacy riches mined from the depths of the Internet: articles, resources, website links, and blogs all focused on reading and writing and the joy of books!
Direct to You from the NCBLA
The NCBLA’s Young People’s Right to Read
Mentor Literacy Handbook
The NCBLA BLOG
Beyond the NCBLA: Experts Speak Out on Reading and Writing
To check out the coordinating writing activities created by Reading Rockets especially for The Exquisite Corpse Adventure, visit The Exquisite Prompt: Classroom Writing Resources on ReadingRockets.org.
Additional Websites and Literacy Organizations to Explore
Great Websites for Kids
The Library of Congress
School Library Journal
Blogs That Inspire
Jen Robinson’s Book Page
Bios and Official Websites of The Exquisite Corpse Adventure Authors and Illustrators
Video Discussions and Interviews
For information about additional children’s book authors and illustrators, check out Bethany Roberts' Directory of Children's Book Authors and Illustrators and Children’s & YA Literature Resources.
Do you know of other great literacy resources? Email your recommendation to firstname.lastname@example.org.