Learn how to apply the six traits of writing from an author who uses them everyday.
Everyone has a story to tell. As a writing teacher and developmental editor I help writers tell their stories. The help each writer needs depends on where he or she is on the writing continuum. I have taught kindergarten to college so I have worked with writers in all six stages of writing.
- Imitation (preschool to first grade)
- Graphic Presentation (first and second grade)
- Progressive Incorporation (late second to fourth grade)
- Automatization (fourth to seventh grade)
- Elaboration (seventh to ninth grade)
- Personalization-Diversification (ninth grade and beyond)
Although the mastery of the mechanics of language varies greatly from stage to stage, one thing remains the same: writers want to share their stories.
Author Visit Programs
For the 2016-2017 school year I offer two author visit programs for schools and libraries. (Please note, I am now based in Northern California.)
How A Book Is Made explains the book making process as students read along and then act out the steps to make a book. (PreK-1)
I will also share snippets of my May 2017 book, Up! Up! Up! Skyscraper.
In the Poetry Friday Writers Workshop, students write poetry about a topic they have explored at school to make a Poetry Friday book. (Gr. 2+)
- One large group assembly: $300
- Two or more large group assemblies: $250 per session
- Classroom writing workshops: $75 per class
(If 2 classes are combined in one workshop, it’s $150 per session, if 3 are combined it’s $225 per session, etc. Ideally, I will workshop with one class at a time over the course of a school day.)
Signed Books for Your Classroom or Library
For each author visit session that I teach at your school, I will donate three signed books to your classroom or library. You can circulate these signed author books in your collection and/or use them as prizes.
I’d love to visit your young readers! Contact me so we can work together to make it happen . . .
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