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Writing Rules (5th-7th grade)

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Polycom Special Event



Writing Rules! with Author Janie Panagopoulos          
Date:     Thursday, January 15, 2015


Time:     12:00-1:00 ET (11:00 CT, 10:00 MT, 9:00 PT)      
             1:30-2:30 ET (12:30 CT, 11:30 MT, 10:30 PT)

Grades:  5th-7th

Partners: Author coordination/liaison: Elaine Shuck, Polycom, Inc., Event coordination: Sue Porter, Polycom Education Consultant


Writing Rules! with popular children’s author Janie Lynn Panagopoulos, a fun and easy way to teach creative fiction writing to your students. In this session, Ms. Panagopoulos will guide students through her Writing Matrix.  She will also explain how the beginning, middle, and end, really do matter in storytelling. Characters not completely developed? Lacking identification tags?  Never again, after Janie shares her writing secrets with your classroom.


Students will try their hand at writing a story, using all the above techniques.  Ms. Panagopoulos will provide the story format, and your students will simply use their creativity to build characters.


PLEASE print the following handouts for your students for this session:

Writing Matrix 1

Writing Matrix 2 Creating Plot

Writing Matrix 3 Characters

Writing Matrix 4 Interaction

Writing Matrix 5 Finding Your Voice

Writing Matrix 6 Setting

Writing Matrix 7 Revision. Edit

Writing Matrix 8 Prompt 1

Writing Matrix 9 Prompt 2



Questions? Email Sue Porter at polycomspecialevents@gmail.com

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