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Amazing Author’s Visit with Kate Klise

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“There’s A Secret to Writing Books”

Kate Klise was an entertaining and engaging presenter for students in Grades 3 – 5. She shared a few of her secrets to writing books and inspired young writers using anecdotal stories, read alouds, planning charts, photographs and student participation.  Students even learned a few new planning strategies.  The 1-1-1 strategy (character/problem/action) was introduced to Gr. 3 students.  Students in Grades 4-5 learned about the planning circle used by screenwriters in Hollywood.

Summer Reading – Books with a Sense of Humor

There’s no better way to kick off the summer than by reading a humorous book. Dr. Seuss might have said it best when he said, “I like nonsense. It wakes up the brain cells.” So, this summer keep on reading and keep those brain cells active!

PICTURE BOOKS WITH A KICK

FUNNY TRANSITIONAL TITLES (beginning chapter books)

MIDDLE-GRADE MALARKEY

NONFICTION THAT WILL MAKE YOU GIGGLE

Source:  http://www.slj.com/2013/05/books-media/collection-development/focus-on-collection-development/humor-that-is-seriousl-funny-focus-on/