CLiF’s wrapped up its virtual storytelling series on April 7. Thank you to everyone who participated!

End-of-Winter Schedule:

Wednesday, March 10, 1 p.m. – Meet author/genealogist Natalie Kinsey-Warnock; watch her presentation here
Wednesday, March 17, 1 p.m. – Meet author/musician David Martin; watch his presentation here
Wednesday, March 24, 1 p.m. – Meet author/educator Karen Gross; watch her presentation here
Wednesday, March 31, 1 p.m. – Meet author/illustrator John Steven Gurney; watch his presentation here
Wednesday, April 7, 1 p.m. – Meet singer/songwriter Jon Gailmor; watch his presentation here

Watch the spring, summer, fall, and winter presentations here. Scroll down to see some of the comics created in the January 6 workshop with Marek Bennett.

CLiF started these weekly sessions to: offer kids and teachers or caregivers a chance to take a break and share a story, highlight our amazing presenters and the activities they launched for home learners, and serve our mission to make reading and writing fun, in this case by inspiring students with encouragement from our presenters. We hope to reach kids at home and in a different classroom environment. One teacher wrote:

“We are so thankful for your time, gift, and inspiration.  The impact that you have made on the lives of our students, their families, teachers, and administration is priceless. We are forever grateful for your help in making World Read Aloud Day a success. Thank you again!”

We will create an overview for each presentation that includes links to virtual ways to enjoy the author’s work, related literacy activities from CLiF’s resource library, and questions to guide students in preparing to “meet” the author.

We appreciate this cross-section of our CLiF presenters – graphic novels, nonfiction, author/illustrator, picture, and chapter books – living, working, and finding inspiration in their Vermont and New Hampshire homes.

We look forward to continuing to share our love of reading and writing with you in this new format!

Here are some of the comics inspired by one 45-minute session with Marek Bennett. Marek guided us through imagining ourselves as an animal and creating a four panel comic. A teacher wrote: “After listening to Marek Bennett, I explored his website and have been using some of his videos with my 5th & 6th graders. We’ve been having a blast creating mini books and libraries.” We love sharing your work! Thank you to all who have participated – keep up the good work!

Credit for the featured photo

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