Silas House: Influences on My Writing
Grades: 9 - 12

Video Description: New March 2023! Author Silas House describes various factors that have influenced his writing.

Type of Video: Segment*
Unique Video ID: Literature-292**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Use the video as a conversation starter or journal prompt and have students describe and discuss the influences on their writing. How does their town, their family, and other aspects of their lives affect their writing? What inspires them?


*Segment videos are short excerpts edited from interviews or interactive programs that offer flexible and differentiated ways to use the rich content included in the full-length conversation.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.