Young Writers

I really enjoyed spending time with 5th grade writers today at Olsen Park Elementary School. I love sharing my enthusiasm for writing with students of all ages. Today we focused on the concept of showing v. telling, and the students had a chance to interact with me and each other as we explored this writing strategy. Then, after reading a short excerpt of a deleted scene from An Uncommon Crusade, I invited students to put themselves in the story and chronicle their day as a member of the commoner’s crusade of 1212. What detail and interesting slants they had on the scene! From humorous dialogs to tragic tales, they impressed me with their takes on the crusade.

And I’ve been invited back next week to share another favorite subject: Italy!

I’d love to discuss with you how I might meet the speaker needs of your next event, whether for students or adults. I can present on a variety of topics from matters of faith, to writing, to travel. Just contact me via the “Contact” tab.

 

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Published in: on January 26, 2011 at 5:53 pm  Leave a Comment  

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