Monday, September 28, 2015

National Day on Writing Event by @WeAreTeachers

Looking for a fun way to engage your students when it comes to writing? National Day on Writing is going to be on October 20, 2015. 

WeAreTeachers is going to host a Google Hangout with New York Times Notable Author Kate Messner with a focus on grades 3-5. During Messner’s virtual visit, 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, copyeditors and illustrators work as a team to publish a book. Students will have an opportunity to ask the author live questions.

This is a wonderful opportunity for young readers and writers to talk to an author and hear about the writing process from a perspective outside of the classroom. It is always a great thing to bring an outside guest into the classroom and share their experience and this is a fantastic way to do that for free. 

When teachers sign up, they will be able to download free pre and post event activities to keep the conversation going after the event has ended. Follow this link to sign up and get more info. 

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,

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