CLiF staff and presenters are saddened that COVID-19 means we can not visit schools, libraries, and out-of-school-time programs to complete our exciting grants. Instead, we offer your students the chance to interact live with our presenters from home. For five weeks starting May 5, each Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. EST, we will have an opportunity for kids and adults to hear stories and poems, ask CLiF presenters questions, and get tips on how to use this time at home to develop reading and writing skills.
We have created 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 kicked off our series with CLiF’s own Duncan McDougall sharing The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein (with thanks to MacMillan/Roaring Brook Press). Watch his presentation below.
Here’s the upcoming schedule:
Tuesday, May 12, 3pm – Meet storyteller Simon Brooks (see CLiF’s overview on Simon here.) Watch Simon’s presentation here.
Tuesday, May 19, 3pm – Meet author Christy Mihaly (see CLiF’s overview of Christy with activities here.) Watch Christy’s presentation here.
Tuesday May 26, 3pm – Meet author/illustrator Farmer John Churchman (see CLiF’s overview here.) Watch Farmer John and Farmer Jen here.
Tuesday, June 2, 3pm – Meet poet Matt Forrest Esenwine (see CLiF’s overview here.) Watch Matt’s presentation here.
We appreciate this cross-section of our amazing CLiF presenters – storyteller, nonfiction, author/illustrator, poet – living, working, and finding inspiration in their Vermont and New Hampshire homes.
Even if you can not join us live, we encourage your students to submit questions through the blog, social media, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We will post the recorded session each week. We do ask that you register for each event, so we can protect the privacy of attendees by sending Zoom information and passwords.
We look forward to sharing our love of reading and writing with you in this new format.