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ERIC Number: EJ826449
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1094-9046
Authors in Your School: Connecting Live Authors, Students, and the Love of Reading
Rubin, Ellen
Knowledge Quest, v35 n4 p66-69 Mar-Apr 2007
Connecting students with authors is a dynamic way to promote the love of reading. A successful program shows that teens will read--if they are given time to read books they are interested in and develop a community of readers. This article discusses the Author's Day program, a district-wide yearly event held in Wallkill, New York, that brings writers and students of all ages together. For this event, the students involved in each school read the same book by the selected author and take turns asking and answering prepared questions during a videoconference with the author. This article describes how the program was created and organized and discusses the value of bringing authors into a school setting each year.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A