"As a former Elementary School Teacher, I cherish every opportunity to present to students my 'BEHIND THE SCENES' writing process!"
*Nurtures a lifelong love for reading
*Shows students that authors are actual REAL people
*Enhances student learning
* Complements what teachers are already teaching in literacy programs
*Reinforces the writing process
*Students will learn to appreciate literature even more
*Common Core Standards are being addressed
*Great enrichment opportunity
"Students were engaged and learned so much!"
"The enthusiasm Nikki had during her presentation was overflowing. The kids really enjoyed it!"
"I like how Nikki took the kids behind the scenes of her writing process. They saw that it was not all pretty and perfect . . . but that editing is a process just like they do in class."
California Common Core State Standards
READING STANDARDS FOR LITERATURE
*Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text
*With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story
*Ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.
*Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.
*Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.
*Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
*Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
*Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
*Ask and answer questions about information from a speaker, offering appropriate elaboration and detail.
SOCIAL STUDIES STANDARDS
*Learn examples of honesty, courage, determination, individual responsibility, and patriotism in American and world history from stories and folklore.
SCIENCE CONTENT STANDARDS
*Different types of plants and animals inhabit the earth. As a basis for understanding this concept: Students know stories sometimes give plants and animals attributes they do not really have.
*Plants and animals meet their needs in different ways. As a basis for understanding this concept: Students know animals eat plants or other animals for food and may also use plants or even other animals for shelter and nesting.