Written & Illustrated By You!Class # 8 Grades: 2- 3
Do you love to tell stories? Do you enjoy reading, writing, and drawing? If so, the Summer Academy Publishing Company is the perfect place for you. Join us and use your imagination to write, illustrate, and publish a book of your very own. As part of this course, you will also meet a published author/illustrator of children’s books, learn various styles of illustration from several talented artists at the White Bear Center for the Arts, and learn about the art of bookmaking through our class trip to the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. Find out more about our class by visiting last year’s website:
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Janet Dickinson is a lover of books and enjoyed sharing her interest in writing with her students. She has taught for 17 years in White Bear Lake in grades 3-8 including 12 years with gifted students. She has a Master’s in Education and Certificate in Technology. She can’t wait to share the storytelling experience with you.
Once upon a time…there was a mother with three very bright children. Each day, she read to them from a whole variety of books. At night, she read her own books because reading was her passion. When the kids got a little older, she decided to make them write their own stories and share them with her. Their stories were even better than the ones she read to them! A dragon, an errant child, and a super hero came to life in her home. Today those kids are grown, but Kathy still loves to help young writers develop their own voice. She has been teaching for 7 years and loves storytelling in all its forms. Join her on this adventure!
NOTE: Two sections are offered of this course. Students can expect to be placed in either section.