LEARNING TO READ

THE FIVE ELEMENTS OF STORY

THE FIVE ELEMENTS OF STORY

POWERFUL STORIES

An introduction to the excellent writing program for middle school and high school students by Daniel Schwabauer of Clear Water Press, this presentation is a brief, simplified version for the elementary student. We will discuss his “Five Elements of Story” with an interactive bean-bag activity showing examples from the students’ favorite stories, plus one of the Bandana Acres books. The five elements are: someone to care about, something to want, something to dread, the struggle, and something to learn. Contact me for a school visit in the great KC area!

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School Visits!

The main reason I became an author, illustrator, publisher was to impact kids with fun stories that speak to kids about character - AND - that provide a transition between picture and chapter books. So, I’m very excited about interacting with K-3rd graders in their classrooms in the greater Kansas City area. I have prepared three presentations (workshops): “Powerful Sentences”, “Powerful Stories”, and “Inspire”. Please click here to learn more or contact me for a wonderful visit with your class.