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Writing: What’s Your Story? The Route to writing “Personal Narrative”

Maryann will share her book based on her own childhood experiences. She’ll encourage young writers and storytellers to find their own stories.

Maryann Cocca-Leffler

30 Minute Program

 

$150


Maryann will read Bus Route To Boston, a book she wrote and illustrated about her own childhood growing up on a bus route. When writing and painting the illustrations for this book, she closed her eyes and tried to remember everything…the sounds, sights, feelings, tastes and smells of her trip to Boston. Maryann will encourage young writers to write their own personal stories from a memory they have and inspire them reach deep and ask themselves…”what did I see, hear, smell, feel, and taste? “ By using all their senses they will learn to capture a great story. Maryann will discuss other books that were inspired by personal experiences.

30-40 minutes/
Maximum 20 children/ or one classroom
Free Activity sheet available (PDF via email)
Grades 2-4

About the Author

Maryann Cocca-Leffler is an award-winning author and illustrator of over 60 books for children. A Kirkus reviewer said of Maryann; “Cocca-Leffler knows children inside and out.”

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