Program Flyer: Writing Creatively About the Real World--the CCSS in Action

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Contact Information
Vicki Cobb
302 Pondside Drive

White Plains, NY 10607
Program Title
Writing Creatively About the Real World--the CCSS in Action
Program Type
Individual Program
Program Rating
This program has not yet been evaluated.
Target Audience
Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Maximum Number of Participants
40 students and their teachers
Minimum Number of Participants
no miniumum
Primary Disciplines
Social Studies/History, Language Arts/English, Sciences, Literacy, Writing, Reading, Problem Solving
Program Description
Want your students to learn how to read for knowledge and write powerfully about the real world? Why not learn from authors who do this for a living? The award-winning children's nonfiction authors of iNK Think Tank unpack their researching and writing processes as they interact with you and your students.

They will learn authentic tips on:
How to research.
How to interview experts.
How to organize material
How to bring your writing to life so others will want to read it.
Each author has a different expertise.
VickiCobb knows how to write directions, explain difficult concepts, interview experts.
Carla Killough McClafferty knows how to use primary sources in accurate and interesting ways, use fiction techniques to write nonfiction, and make historical figures come to life.
Andrea Warren knows how to interview, find the core story, and then write history from the viewpointof young people who lived through significant historical times.
Dorothy Hinshaw Patent knows how to use personal experience to liven prose, build a new topic step by step so readers can grasp a complex subject, and explain nonfiction topics using compelling stories.
Peggy Thomas knows how to turn boring data into “Oh Wow” facts, look at old subjects in new ways, and use imagery to carry a theme throughout a narrative.
Jim Murphy knows how to use primary sources to bring history and the people involved alive, weave in multiple themes throughout a text, and employ fictional techniques to create page-turner nonfiction.

Program Format
This is a conversation with a lot of interaction between the author and students. It is most helpful to students if they ask specific questions about the writing issues that they struggle with most.
As a result of our programs students will:
Understand the many research resources available to them
Be inspired to apply what they’ve heard to their own writing
Have a heightened awareness of how to reach an audience through their writing.
Develop an appreciation of the many choices a writer makes in communicating.
See the possibilities in writing about the real world that goes well beyond reiterating information.
National/Common Core Standards to which this program aligns
This program meets the CCSS literacy standards in grade-appropriate ways. The issues addressed include:
Text Types and Purposes
Production and Distribution of Writing
Research to Build and Present Knowledge
Range of Writing
State/Regional Standards to which this program aligns
Program Length
one hour
Date/Time Notes
You may book one program by an author or book the series with a program by each author.
Program Cost
By Request: $300.00
By Request Premium: $270.00
Program Fee Notes
All invoicing and payment is through Ink Think Tank, LLc
Cancellation Policy
No charge for cancellation due to nature. $100 kill fee if cancelled within forty-eight hours. We make every effort to reschedule.
Is recording allowed?

Program Delivery Mode(s)
Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, FieldTripZoom, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)

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