Million Dollar Race Worksheet

Million Dollar Race for Teachers


I’m now offering free 20 minute Q & A sessions for any groups that have read either one of my books, LIZZY LEGEND or THE MILLION DOLLAR RACE.

Check out the links above for a fun book-related activity.

I look forward to hearing from you and meeting your students!

Contact me HERE or at mattsmithbooks at gmail.com


Other creative writing exercises:

“Borrow a Memory” (In class) – This is a great introductory exercise where your students will interview one another, then write memories from their partner’s point of view.  It stretches the imagination in a fun way.  I use it as a getting-to-know-you exercise on the first day of class, then have everyone share.

“Interview a Parent or Grandparent” (Homework) – This is a great way for your students to learn more about their family history.  It gives them a chance to ask questions that would otherwise go un-asked.  And it forces them to imagine the world from another person’s perspective.  Win-win-win.


  1. Rachel Nichols says

    Hi Matt! I heard about you and your book in the Prep newsletter. (My son is a freshman.) I look forward to reading about Lizzy- it looks great!
    I teach gifted support and writing at Bala Cynwyd Middle School. Do you ever do author visits?


    • says


      Believe it or not, I am just seeing this! Yes, I will be doing some digital school visits in spring 2021 around the release of my new book. Would love to set something up. Drop me a line via the contact form on this site.