Today I'm linking up with Holly from Fourth Grade Flipper for her very fun weekly linky party, Tried it Tuesday.
On Sunday, I was reading about a great website resource over at Erin's I'm Loving Lit called Adlit.org. Erin heard about this website at a Common Core seminar she was at last week and raved about it so I couldn't wait to check it out!
One of the things I LOVE about this website are the interviews with authors. I scanned through the impressive list of authors and found some great videos to share with my students where published (and popular!) authors share their advice for young writers.
Check out this one from Jerry Spinelli:
After playing this video and a few others, I asked my students to share what pieces of advice they heard. The answers? Writers have to be readers. Writers write about what they know. Ahhh...so true and I couldn't have said it better myself!
The kids loved seeing their favorite authors talk about writing (and seeing what they looked like.) There are TONS more videos by authors on Adlit.org and I know I will find more great things to share with my students.
Thanks to Erin at I'm Loving Lit for bringing this resource to my attention and to Holly for allowing me to share it with all of you!
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