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Saturday, April 21 • 9:30am - 11:00am
"Writing Is Life: Connecting Books to Your Students’ Experiences" with author Jordan Sonnenblick

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Jordan Sonnenblick, who was an urban teacher for 14 years before becoming a full-time novelist, shares strategies for showing your students the secrets of close reading; writing with voice; and understanding deep plot – all through connection to their own life experiences. Trigger Warning: Possible Disney Clips!

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Jordan Sonnenblick

Jordan Sonnenblick was a public school teacher for fourteen years, but always dreamed of being a writer, so one day in 2003 he sat down and started his first young adult novel, Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie, which was published by Scholastic in 2005. Jordan was as surprised as anybody... Read More →

Saturday April 21, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am PDT
Bloch Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA