What better way to encourage reading for pleasure and writing for purpose ethos in your school than to have an author visit your classroom and speak about their work?
An opportunity to motivate your learners to engage with text, such visits help improve their knowledge and understanding of the written word and the writing process. It encourages them to apply what they learn to their own work and encourages them to view themselves as real authors.
If you are using a story or poem John has written to enthuse and develop your writing or have simply used one of his texts during Guided Reading and want to explore it further, then you can arrange a video conference with him that won’t disrupt your day.
Each visit is divided into two sections, each lasting around 30 minutes:
The first is where learners interview John, asking him their own questions about the text they have been reading. This will help them to explore the important aspect of authorial intent.
The second considers what it means to be an author and have your work published and read by a wider audience. Its focus is on the writing process: the journey from initial idea to final piece.
Should you be interviewing John as part of a writing project, learners can send their work to John for him to read and give feedback as part of the writing process, thus giving them an authentic audience and a more meaningful experience.
Cost: £60 +VAT per class
If you are local to the Greater Manchester area and would like John to visit your class and be interviewed in person, please contact him directly.