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Celebrate the National Day on Writing With Author Kate Messner
English Language Arts & Literacy
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Noon Eastern on Google+ (40 minutes)
To celebrate the National Day on writing, We Are Teachers is offering a unique opportunity for you to connect your classes with an award-winning author! On October 20th, connect your classroom with author, Kate Messner through Google Hangouts.
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.katemessner.com/.
How to Participate
Tuesday, October 20, 2015, at 12:00 p.m. ET on Google+ (40 minutes)Join New York Times “Notable” author Kate Messner on an inspirational journey through the process of writing a book. During Messner’s live Google Hangout, students will learn that published authors go through the same process as student writers when creating a book, including brainstorming, researching, planning, drafting and editing. Messner will also share how authors, editors, copy editors and illustrators work as a team to publish a book. Best of all, students will leave the event with not only a new appreciation of the writing process, but also with the confidence that anyone can tell a story!
Before the visit: Download and try a FREE student activity on writing inspiration (topic TBD) in the classroom. If you’d like, you can also read one of Kate Messner’s books. The virtual event will focus on the Ranger in Time chapter book series.
During the visit: Come with questions for the author—we’ll take questions from the crowd.
After the visit: Extend the learning with a FREE downloadable student activity on revision (topic TBD).
Here at Besteiro Middle School, we pride ourselves on going digital and preparing our students for success in college and their careers. An important part of that preparation includes allowing students to have regular access to computers and digital assignments.
Students who have been assigned digital classwork have the opportunity to work on their assignments in campus labs. Students have access to computers and assistance from technology specialists. So come on over and lets get working!
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