CLiF would like to introduce or re-introduce you to Marv Klassen-Landis of Windsor, VT. Marv uses stories, writing, and theater to help kids and adults learn more about themselves. Marv is a co-founder of the Children’s Voices Theater.

Watch a clip of Marv’s presentation from CLiF’s Virtual Author’s Series here.

CLiF created the outline below to help students of all ages think about his books.

Things to think about:

  • Marv’s motto is “Explore, Express, Inspire.” What does that mean to you as you think about telling your own story?
  • What is the connection between theater and writing?
  • How about photography and writing?
  • When do you choose to write poems and prose?
  • Where do you find inspiration for your own work?

Here are a few ways to get to know Marv’s work better:

CLiF has created literacy activities for students of all ages here. Here are some that would go nicely with Marv’s work:

For younger kids:

  • Fridge Magnets – create magnets that let you tell a story about yourself, real or fantasy!
  • The Best Part of Me – as you read books and poems, document about the best parts of you

For older kids:

For families:

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