Adventure in the world, plus Social Studies/Writing/Reading/Remedial Reading/Journal-keeping/Research/

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Peter Lourie – Adventure Writing Assembly and Workshops

BOCES ID

1213

For

K-2, 3-5, Middle school

Categories

Creative Writing, Storytelling, Visual Arts

Curriculum

ELA, Science, The Arts

Costs

$1200.00 plus cost of one night at hotel, for Author day: 3 presentations

Dates Available

all year

Program Theme

Adventure in the world, plus Social Studies/Writing/Reading/Remedial Reading/Journal-keeping/Research/

Program Description

Adventure Writing Assembly and Workshops

Writing to Explore: I take students on adventures around the world and show them the passion that lies at the heart of travel and writing. In this lively multimedia adventure presentation, I take children into cloud-forested jungles to look for Inca treasure, up Mayan and Aztec temple walls, into the Arctic world of Inuit and polar bears, out to prehistoric early human excavations in East Africa, down historic rivers and waterways, and deep into the history and foreign cultures studied in elementary and middle school. This Adventure Assembly helps children understand the process of a writer—researching topics, collecting journals, and perfecting the writer’s craft.

Optional follow-up writing workshops help teachers and students bring adventure to the page as they learn the nuts and bolts of research, journal-keeping, and revision.

When I am at one school for a day, I can speak to a large audience (Adventure Assembly), from 100 to 400 students, grades k-1; 2-3; 4-5 or 6-8, or any combination of those.

This assembly requires a cafeteria, gym or auditorium, and takes a good solid hour (for the little guys I often shorten it to 50 minutes). I need a room that can get dark and quiet (please, no skylights! no blowers!).

During the presentation, I will show slides and take students on many adventures and to many countries, taking kids down rivers, into jungles, and telling stories along the way.

Phone

(802) 233-5253

Address

5605 Snake Mountain Road
Weybridge, VT 05753

I teach also at Middlebury College and love to teach students of all ages, from K to college graduates: http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/enam/faculty/node/489608

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