Hi, fourth graders and staff at Vogel Elementary in Seguin!
I'm coming to visit with you soon, and I'm really excited to be there! Since fourth graders take the STAAR writing test here in Texas, I know writing is a big topic for you this year. Plus, writing is a really fun way to express your creativity!
During our time together, I'm going to share about my writing process and my experiences with the publication process. My hope is that seeing behind the scenes of my writing journey will help you work through your own with more excitement and confidence.
I always set aside time at the end of my talk for questions and answers, so please feel free to look around my website and see what questions you might have for me! If you need to write down your question ahead of time because you're too shy to ask it out loud, that's okay, too! I was too shy to raise my hand in class for years, and I now speak to people about writing and was a classroom teacher for a while, too, with elementary, middle, and even college level students! So you never know where your path might lead!
See you soon!
To those of you in 4th-8th grade and older, I hope I can offer a smidgen of help & encouragement as you traverse the waters of intermediate school, middle school, and high school.