Silas House: What Happens When I Write
Grades: 9 - 12

Video Description: New March 2023! Author Silas House describes his writing process.

Type of Video: Segment*
Unique Video ID: Literature-291**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Provide students a copy of the poem, “The Lark Ascending” and discuss it. What do they find interesting/inspirational about the poem? Use it as a starting point for students to write their own short story, essay or poem.


*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.