Category: Classics-Based Writing Resource

Poems, short stories, and excerpts that are particularly suitable for model-based writing. Many of these have been used as the basis for Classics-Based Writing Lessons taught at Schoolhouse Teachers.

Bill Nye's Postmaster pays strict attention to business.

A Resign by Bill Nye

This tongue-in-cheek letter of resignation was written by humorist Edgar Wilson “Bill” Nye, and appeared in Bill Nye’s Red Book in 1906. A RESIGN. |Postoffice Divan, Laramie City, W. T., Oct. 1, 1883. To the...

Frog in a Japanese painting, c.1800.

The Two Frogs

“The Two Frogs,” a tale from Japan Once upon a time in the country of Japan there lived two frogs, one of whom made his home in a ditch near the town of Osaka, on...

The Fall of Icarus by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1558

Daedalus and Icarus

The myth of Daedalus and Icarus tells the story of Dædalus, a master craftsman, who escaped exile on the island of Crete by making wings for himself and his son Icarus. Disaster happens, when Icarus...