September 27, 2011

Kent Elementary Students Meet Author Sigmund Brouwer

Grades 3 and 4 students from Kent Elementary School were invited, by our host Agassiz Christian School, to meet Canadian author Sigmund Brouwer. We braved the wind and rain, arrived dripping wet, but quickly warmed to the funny stories, rockin' music, and all-around fun. Brouwer delivered a powerful, lively, and well-paced workshop. His big message ? We are wired for storytelling.
We can get lost in great music, great stories, and great feelings.

Know your audience and hook the reader's interest. 

"Brouwer visits dozens of schools, delivering the message that reading and writing go hand in hand, and that practice and persistence pay off, to as many as 10,000 students annually. He has described his school visits as a reward for writing and particularly enjoys working with students in the lower grades, when a love for reading can “more easily be fostered.” 
Quill & Quire : Canada's Magazine of Book News and Reviews.      []

We are building our collection of books written by Brouwer and will soon have a complete set of the popular Timberwolf  series, published by Orca Publishing.  Check them out at the school library next week. 

Happy reading!
Mrs. Dumas
The books are in and ready for signing out !