Wednesday, September 22, 2010

How to talk about story

I posted this link on Facebook, but it's worth a cross-post here.

Two teachers write letters to each other about the books they are reading---and model for their students how to talk about story. Wow.

P.S. It's my book, Letters From Rapunzel, that they're discussing. I'm bowled over by this.

P.P.S. One more thing, because other than this, I'm mute with gratitude and have little to blog about today. Here are the new author photos I mentioned. Author Sonya Sones took them as part of the pro track offerings at the SCBWI Conference in L.A. She has a beautiful knack of making a person feel utterly comfortable in front of the camera. Thank you, Sonya!


  1. You look beautiful, but then, you always do.

  2. I love all three of them - your mischief shines out in the first and third ones.

    Sonya is excellent at what she does - the color of your blouse just pops in contrast to the leaves. Gorgeous!

  3. Lisa and I are so excited to be working on this together, and your book is a wonderful place to begin! Like Cadence (and you) said: "...words sprout in all directions..."

  4. Such lovely photos! And how wonderful to read such thoughtful comments about your book!

  5. Hi Sara,
    I am the "Lisa" that Callie wrote her letter to. I am so excited to begin this project, for both myself and my students. I really appreciate your mentioning us on your blog. Thank you for the encouragement!

  6. A post full of goodness! Great letter, and the pictures totally capture you.


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