On April 6th, our 4th graders will have the special opportunity to meet and workshop with author Tracey Hecht who is the author of the adventure and mystery series "The Nocturnals". During the workshop that she brings to schools, Tracey introduces the students to the unique animals in the Nocturnals and how their physiologies guide character development. She discusses the 3-2-1 dialogue ratio and leads the class in writing a scene. Tracey also hosted a webinar for the American Association of School Librarians called Read Aloud for Middle Grade which expands on the philosophy. An immense thank you to Green Bean Books for helping with this visit!
What a joy it was to have her visit! She provided our 4th grade writers and readers with an inside look at how she creates compelling characters and dialogue for her stories. Tracey also spent time with Ms. Bridgnell's Kindergarten class who are in the midst of creating their own nocturnal characters for their upcoming play! We all hope she will spend time with us again soon next time she is in Oregon.