Training Myself to Be a Writer: Madeline Martin
Grades: 6 - 12

Video Description: New February 2023! Writing a book requires certain skills. Madeline Martin speaks about how she learned and honed those skills to become a published author.

Type of Video: Segment*
Unique Video ID: Literature-280**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Use this video as a career exploration moment. Have students research types of writers, such as copywriter, journalist or author. They should look for skills needed, possible salaries and career opportunities, finishing the assignment with a report on what they’ve learned.


*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.