Seven Poets

The Adventure Begins 8/12/12

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Edmund Pevensy

For Educators

You’re probably wondering what’s going on. What this project is about. Who these people are.

First of all, Hello.

We are Edmund Pevensey, a company founded to develop and tell entertaining stories in engaging ways, using all available and appropriate technology. Seven Poets is the first property being released under our umbrella, and we feel like it sets a pretty good tone for the type of work we want to do.

Our lives have been shaped by the things that inspired us as kids — books, films, games. Without people to show us these things were possible, we would have left them untried. Our hope is to encourage kids to follow their passions and their dreams, while also exposing them to the vast and important world of books, reading, and creativity.

To do that, we believe we have to reach kids where they are, on the devices they’re always using. It’s a different experience reading on a phone or a tablet, and we’re not trying to replace print books—in fact, we’d rather drive kids to read more print books. But we also understand technology opens other doors for engagement.

Seven Poets for Schools

To that end, we’re putting together a web version of Seven Poets and the Assassin’s Secret that will have the same basic functionality of the app, but that will give more flexibility to teachers, librarians, or anyone wanting to use the story in a more educational environment. Features will be:

- Individual login for each student

- Admin controlled release of content (set the dates/times to release new chapters and articles)

- Admin created challenges for chapters

- Multiple Choice questions for reading comprehension

- Text box responses for essays or other challenge types

- Admin view of student responses, progress (what they have and haven’t read), etc.

Want to Learn More?

We’re working on that system now and we’ll have something in place this fall. If you’re interested in receiving updates, make sure you subscribe to our email list.

We also understand that knowing the content you’re sharing or recommending is very important, so if you’re interested in a digital copy of the novel (we have the chapters set up in a browser-based version), we’d be happy to share one with you--simply contact us at info@edmundpevensey.com. And all the content of The Broadside, our fictional paper, is freely available online at thebroadsidedaily.com.

Of course, it would be dishonest to say there was nothing in this for us. We believe Seven Poets is a great story, and we would like to share it with as many people as possible. What we get out of this is listening ears.

And whether or not you engage with Seven Poets, know that we respect you and your work immensely. You’re shaping future minds — Stay the course!

Sincerely,

Kent Rabalais
Chief Creative Officer, Edmund Pevensey

Seven Poets Chapter 1
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