AUTHOR VISIT ASSEMBLY PROGRAMS... continued

For younger students, skip to culminating section below

Older Elementary GRADES 3- and up

She then outlines the draft process 1st, 2nd ....to final manuscripts and ing techniques. Publishing issues and protocol are presented in a way that is accessible to youngsters & adds to their appreciation for the written and published word.

The culmination of both these presentations may include:

•    Q & A period [unless we do so in classroom?] and

•    a story or two from Norah's childhood.

•    read a ms. of Norah’s

•    after modeling story sharing, Norah teaches a storytelling game and invites the students to tell their own stories

•    or classroom writing workshops @ 20to 45 minutes 

and

AUTHOR VISIT ASSEMBLY PROGRAMS... continuedFor younger students, skip to culminating section below

Older Elementary GRADES 3- and up

She then outlines the draft process 1st, 2nd ....to final manuscripts and ing techniques. Publishing issues and protocol are presented in a way that is accessible to youngsters & adds to their appreciation for the written and published word.

The culmination of both these presentations may include:

•    Q & A period [unless we do so in classroom?] and

•    a story or two from Norah's childhood.

•    read a ms. of Norah’s

•    after modeling story sharing, Norah teaches a storytelling game and invites the students to tell their own stories

•    or classroom writing workshops @ 20to 45 minutes

Workshop Description    Everybody Has A Story…

In this workshop, students continue to explore the connections between life and stories. Working from a set of story prompts the students are guided to imagine a particular time in their lives. Together we question, notice, verbalize, free write and/or make graphic representations of stories we draw from these memories. We use our 5 senses and the 5 journalistic questions to find the main elements for our stories. If there is time, students are introduced to some revision techniques for dynamic new beginnings, more active middles and satisfying conclusions. The same techniques may be used with a first draft and this process becomes a revision workshop

Everybody Has A Story…

In this workshop, students continue to explore the connections between life and stories. Working from a set of story prompts the students are guided to imagine a particular time in their lives. Together we question, notice, verbalize, free write and/or make graphic representations of stories we draw from these memories. We use our 5 senses and the 5 journalistic questions to find the main elements for our stories. If there is time, students are introduced to some revision techniques for dynamic new beginnings, more active middles and satisfying conclusions. The same techniques may be used with a first draft and this process becomes a revision workshop