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Writing Toolbox
Fun and inspirational. Students will learn basic literacy skills: sequencing, cause and effect, narrative development. Depending on what's most appropriate for their grade level, and whether this is a fiction or non-fiction residency, they will write stories, poems or essays, dramatize folk tales, learn how to structure a scene, learn how to build a sequence of ideas in a coherent manner, explore opinions and perspectives, look closely at transition techniques,and more. This residency incorporates all learning styles and Multiple Intelligences. It's energetic, and guaranteed to make students enthusiastic about writing. This residency is effective with students at all levels of development. It incorporates all learning styles and ability levels.

Artist Background

Winner of the Excellence in Teaching Award from UNC-Chapel Hill, Richard Krawiec has taught in public schools for 3 decades.He excels at motivating all students, from the gifted to those with behavioral & developmental challenges. His passionate, humorous, workshops are highly energetic, enthusiastic, engaging and based on solid pedagogy. He has published two adult novels, a story collection, four plays, two poetry books, a chapter book for children, 2 Young Adult biographies and hundreds of stories, poems, and essays, many on issues of best educational practices. His magazine feature articles have won national and regional honors. His many awards include Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the N.C. Arts Council(twice).

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