The premier one-stop website for live, interactive learning experiences. Live, interactive learning experiences.


The writing process with Pinnacle award winning/best-selling author Brad Tassell

from Author/Bullying Expert/Speaker Brad Tassell

Program image

Don't Feed the Bully is read by over 6000 students in class during the year, and a question that always comes up during programs is: How do you write books like this? We never have a lot of time while talking about bullying and the characters in the book to talk about writing and ideas and making it fun and interesting to be a writer. Brad will discuss his process and ask students about theirs. We will have a fun activity to work on our similes and metaphor. Plus, we take more time for questions than in any other program. We will stick around until they get them all out. Students starting in grade 4-8 are writing more and more, and this program can help them think about more interesting writing, more complete writing, and hopefully the teacher will get a little more interesting assignments set upon their desk.

Program Rating

   based on 7 evaluation(s).

Book it!

About This Program


By Request: $75.00
By Request Premium: $50.00

#DiscoverDL Programs Price = $1 per minute, program is 50 minutes
This program is part of the #DiscoverDL festival November 6-10, 2017 This event is proudly supported by the Pinnacle Education Collaborative. Find more events by searching #DiscoverDL on the CILC website! **This program can only be requested from November 6-10, 2017 for this discounted price**

Invoices will be sent and should be paid within 10 days after program. All other paper work must be requested before program.


30-35 minutes (May run long to accomidate questions.)

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

45 more if needed.

Primary Disciplines

Language Arts/English, Character Education, Literacy, Writing, Reading, Problem Solving, Gifted & Talented

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)

Booking Information

Book it!

Receive this program and 9 more for one low price when you purchase the CILC Virtual Expeditions package. Learn more

For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

You may cancel, but please, reschedule

About This Provider

Content Provider logo


Author/Bullying Expert/Speaker Brad Tassell

Bowling Green, KY
United States

Author/Comedian Brad Tassell is the author of the award winning novel for teens and preteen on Bullying, Don't Feed the Bully. He presents for students, teachers, administrators, and is a comedian for Carnival Cruise lines.

Brad Tassell

Program Details


1. Introduction of myself and Don't Feed the Bully.
2. Ask students to talk about where they are most comfortable writing.
3. Tell about my writing process.
4. Battle writers block by discussing how to write everything you can think of in the first draft.
3. Simile and metaphor writing activity.
4. Discuss how to keep the story going with half song.
5. Questions.


create an atmosphere of writing appreciation.
develop a love of creativity.
engage deep discussion about the poetry and joy of simile and metaphor.
engrain the concept that stories need to make sense to the reader and must follow their own rules, but the rules can be anything your create.
free them to write everything in their minds.

Standards Alignment

National Standards


Students participate as knowledgeable, reflective, creative, and critical members of a variety of literacy communities.


Students use spoken, written, and visual language to accomplish their own purposes (e.g., for learning, enjoyment, persuasion, and the exchange of information).

Students apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and appreciate texts. They draw on their prior experience, their interactions with other readers and writers, their knowledge of word meaning and of other texts, their word identification strategies, and their understanding of textual features (e.g., sound-letter correspondence, sentence structure, context, graphics).


Students adjust their use of spoken, written, and visual language (e.g., conventions, style, vocabulary) to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes.


Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes.