The New Nonfiction

upper elementary to early high school 50 minutes to 2 hours virtual or in-person The genre is blossoming, and in some cases, is hard to define. Using mentor texts to illustrate the concepts, this workshop clarifies the five types of nonfiction and how the line between fiction and nonfiction can seem blurry sometimes. The presentation… Read more »

Let’s Be Funny!

grades 4-12 30-50 minutes virtual or in-person Human behavior experts agree that humor engages the brain and enhances memory. So how can writers use the power of humor to captivate readers? Carrie leads an interactive and lively discussion about elements of humor in literature, and reviews mentor texts with students to determine what works/what flops. Students learn how personal taste and human development impacts our… Read more »

Rockin’ Writing

grades 2-4 if virtual, K-4 if in person 30 -50 minutes Using their five senses and their creativity, students make a rock come alive through story! The workshop includes visuals, a rock gift for each participant if held in person. If virtual, students are instructed to find a rock prior to the workshop. Includes an… Read more »