July 10-11, 2017
Novels in verse are often voice-driven, making characters accessible to young readers, whether the book is set in the past or the present day. Three verse novelists will discuss how novels made out of poems are structured, why poetry was the right form for their books, and how they each build a character’s voice in the small space of a poem.
Day 1: Session 2, 2:20-3:10 pm
Following an individual character’s story arc through a novel is more than a simple tracking task. It can spark students’ interest in understanding the emotional growth of a book’s hero, sidekick, or villain. Practical methods for this exercise combine visual and organizational elements, encourage close-reading, and model a great revision method students can use in their own writing process.
Ready for some down time? I’ll be offering a knitting/crochet circle. Bring your WIP. We’ll have time to talk about how and why to start a knitting club for students.
Also… the members of #BookExpedition plan to host a session. Come to learn more about distance book groups for educators.
Find the full nErDcamp schedule here.
Baltimore Book Festival
September 24, 2017
YA/Adult Crossover Panel
Enoch Pratt Free Library Children’s Stage
Harbor Springs Festival of the Book
Harbor Springs, MI
September 29-October 1, 2017
More details to come.
Maryland Association of School Librarians
October 20, 2017
provide a jumping off point for readers to discuss how school impacts their own lives.
Stay tuned! More events to be announced.