Thursday, November 5, 2015

Young Author's Day at Keystone College

The crisp leaves cinched beneath my feet and the sun shined through the trees on campus. It was a day that inspired writing and over 250 children from northeast Pennsylvania schools did just that. They attended Young Author's Day ay Keystone College, in La Plume, PA.

I taught 120 third graders a fun writing activity. It was a bit hectic with that many children in one room, but with the help of Brooke and Kat, and a few elementary teachers, we got the job done. One child even shared his work with the group. The keynote speakers and the activities inspired these children to to write.


Interview Your Characters to Gain a Better Understanding of Their Story

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