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Colleen will engage the class with an overview of what it takes to get a book published and what the writing process looks like for her. She will share the secrets to becoming a better writer with examples from her own writing. Using a Power Point presentation, Colleen will discuss each of her books and how they move from an idea to a published novel. Colleen will do a reading from one of her novels and answer questions from students. Grades 3-8
Colleen can focus presentations on one or more of her books:
Early Years Presentation: Teaching Mrs. Muddle
Middle Years Presentation: The Umbrella House, The Undercover Book List, or the Harvey Stories (Harvey Comes Home, Harvey Holds His Own & Harvey Takes the Lead)
Or on more general topics:
Story Mapping using an 8-Point Story Arc
Telling your Story
Developing Good Writing Habits
$150, 45-60 minutes (may be divided into two 30 minutes) through Skype, Zoom or Teams Writing Workshops ($400 for a half-day (2 hours), but can be negotiated for multiple bookings.)
Grades K-2-Colleen’s experience as a preschool, Kindergarten teacher and early years Teacher-Librarian come in handy as she expertly takes students on the journey to create their own group story. Using ideas generated by the students, they will create a story that has characters, a setting, plot, climax and resolution. Colleen will email the final version of the story to the teachers for the children to illustrate and/or read aloud. Each of the stories will have personalized extension writing activities for the classroom teacher to use.
Grades 3-8-Colleen will go through the basics of story elements and focus one of the following genres: mystery, adventure or memoir. Colleen has worked extensively with the First Steps for Literacy Program and 6 Traits for Writing with her own students and can deliver a powerful program that reinforces what teachers are already doing in the classroom.
Grades 9-12- Colleen will discuss what it means to Write Fearlessly with high school classes.
Colleen will challenge your students to look at a story from a different perspective, develop a character that tests the boundaries of what is familiar and write with compassion and empathy to engage the reader.
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