Nonfiction Writing Project
This project teaches research as well as writing skills to students in 4th or 5th grade. Since teachers and the Library Media Specialist need to take leadership roles in research, it is necessary that they meet with me in a 50 minute training session where I will outline all of the necessary steps, share the research tools I recommend (no purchase required) and we jointly set a date when the research will have been completed and I will return. Teachers will pair up students and each pair will select one animal to study, from a prepared list.
When the research is completed, I will return to give an assembly for all students who participate in the project and conduct the actual writing sessions with critique (70 minutes per class). Students will write the first page or close to that and complete their writing later on in their class. Each class will create a book about “Amazing Animals,” or “Fabulous Animals,” whatever title they choose. The covers will be in color, laminated and the books 3 hole punched or spiral ring bound.I’ll be glad to help with proposal writing for funding, if a school needs this help.The cost for 2 classes of students to participate is $1,500 and since 3 or more classes will require a second day, there will be an additional charge of $600 for 3 classes and $700 for 4.
Fiction Writing Workshops
Thank-you Note from a Student