|Meeting young readers/writers|
is so much fun!
What many don't know (this group didn't) is that even though our three sons have all graduated/will graduate from a public high school, I have homeschooled various kids or various reasons at the elementary, middle and high school levels. And I. Loved. It. I wouldn't trade that time learning together with my kids for anything. I'm so grateful to have had that opportunity and experience.
So what did I do with this homeschool group? Well, the library billed it as "local author will talk about what it takes to get started in the literary world." Only I didn't discover this verbiage until a day before our scheduled meeting -- after I had created a lesson on writing poems and stories after Pixar postcards.
So -- we did both!
First I gave them a handout with my tips for writing/publishing for kids. (If YOU want the handout, I am happy to share it! Simply email me: irene (at) irenelatham (dot) com.) Here are the young writers (and moms) selecting postcards:
And then we started writing.... using description, emotion, and imagination.
Oh, this looks like such fun! And because I've seen you in action at my middle school, I know what a delightful experience this was for the students in attendance. I didn't remember that you had done some homeschooling of your own. Hats off to any moms who can pull that off! My good friend and I used to joke that she could home school my kids and I could do hers.ReplyDelete
I agree with Ramona. This sounds like a really good time for both you and the children. For 10 years before I retired from public education, one of my districtwide duties was overseeing the homeschool program. One of the students was a HS actor. I was fascinated by his story that his mother would relay to me each year. I would love a copy of your handout.ReplyDelete