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Session Descriptions: Day 1 PM Block: Stewart

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Helping Students Overcome Their Biggest Nonfiction Writing Roadblocks
August 8, 1:00-2:30pm
Sarah Albee, Children's Book Author
@sarahalbee Website
Melissa Stewart, Children's Book Author
@mstewartscience Website Email

  • ELA, K-12
  • Audience cap: 40
To succeed in college and their future careers, students need the skills to summarize information and synthesize ideas so that they can craft expository writing that’s clear, logical, and interesting. Award-winning nonfiction authors Melissa Stewart and Sarah Albee will lead a lively, interactive discussion about successful strategies for helping students select a focused topic, think creatively about research, organize information, identify the perfect text structure, find the stamina to revise, and work productively with critique partners.

Sarah Albee - Photo Credit: James E. Ransome

Sarah Albee is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 100 books for kids, ranging from preschool through middle grade. Recent titles include Poison: Deadly Deeds, Perilous Professions, and Murderous Medicines; Why’d They Wear That?; and Bugged: How Insects Changed History

Melissa Stewart is the award-winning author of more than 180 nonfiction books for children, including Can an Aardvark Bark?No Monkeys, No Chocolate; and Feathers: Not Just for Flying. She is the co-author of Perfect Pairs: Using Fiction & Nonfiction Picture Books to Teach Life Science, K-2 and Perfect Pairs: Using Fiction & Nonfiction Picture Books to Teach Life Science, 3-5. Her highly-regarded website contains a rich array of educational resources for teaching nonfiction reading and writing.

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