I was delighted to be invited back to Center Elementary School in Peabody, Massachusetts twice this year. In the first presentation I spoke to younger grade students about how my ideas turn into a book, first reading them my tale about a hen who refuses to get off her eggs, What’s Up with This Chicken? Although the students were little, their attention span was long.
My second visit was a session for older students on revision. It included writing prompts to practice showing the 2 things I look for when I revise: character and evocative description. I was delighted to see students hard at work on their writing and then to have so many volunteer to share what they wrote!
On all my visits to the school I was given a warm welcome by Principal Jacqueline Orphanos. It was exciting to see such excellent literacy work going on at Center Elementary School!