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MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Tuesday, October 20, 2015, at 12:00 p.m. ET on Google+ (40 minutes)
CELEBRATE the National Day on Writing with me!! It’s October 20, 2015 and from the comfort of your classroom you AND your students can celebrate by joining in on the FREE Google Hangout that New York Times notable author Kate Messner will be attending! (for students in grades 3-5) It’s an AWESOME way to expose your students to a well loved author and learn from her! Students will learn that published authors like Kate Messner have to go through the SAME process as student writers when creating a book. From brainstorming, researching, planning, drafting and editing – it’s like she’s in school all over again – it’s all the same basic process! Plus she’ll be sharing how authors, editors, copyeditors and illustrators all work together as a team to publish a book from start to finish. Students will even get the chance to ask the author live questions! How encouraging for students to learn that ANYONE can tell a story – they already have the tools in place!
This virtual event is FREE so clear your schedules now!! When teachers sign up you’ll also be able to download free pre- and post- event activities to incorporate into your students’ day. (FREE student activity on writing inspiration for to before the event and a FREE downloadable student activity on revision for after the event) I’m up for having my leg work done for me! The virtual event will focus on the Ranger in Time chapter book series. Upon registration you’ll also be entered for the chance to win a classroom set of Rescue on the Oregon Trail (Book #1) by Kate Messner.
Remember: Tuesday, October 20, 2015, at 12:00 p.m. ET on Google+ (40 minutes) – Mark it on your calendars right now!!
About the Author:
Kate Messner is an award-winning author whose books for kids have been New York Times Notable, Junior Library Guild, Indie Bound, and Bank Street College of Education Best Books selections. The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z. was the winner of the 2010 E.B. White Read Aloud Award for Older Readers. Kate also spent 15 years teaching middle school and earned National Board certification in 2006. She lives on Lake Champlain with her family and loves spending time outside. To learn more about Kate and her books, please visit her website, http://www.