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Presentation Summary (K - Grade 6)
Hazel draws students into the world of a writer with short, dramatic readings from her books and by telling lively incidents about how she became an author. Soon students are volunteering suggestions as she talks about getting ideas, creating characters and coming up with great endings. She brings rough drafts to talk about the rewriting process and interesting objects related to research. Sample sketches from the illustrator and printer's sheets (that fold together almost like magic!) all help to show how the final book comes together. There is greater opportunity for discussion with older students; chants, finger plays and story involvement for younger age groups. Short question periods are sprinkled throughout and the session ends on a "high" note.
“... Hazel's appeal to various age groups is unique. From picture books to early chapter books to novels for
accomplished readers, there is something for each reader/writer to choose from." Teacher Librarian, Calgary, Alberta
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