Author Workshops

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P.J. Gelinas seventh-grade students learned about specific literary techniques when published author Kara Taylor conducted a series of in-school writer’s workshops.

In concurrence with the seventh-graders’ current study of realistic fiction writing, the workshop offered a pertinent lesson on the application of symbolism and imagery. Ms. Taylor spoke with the classes about the ways she uses these two approaches in her books and how they can significantly enhance the reader’s experience. The students also participated in a number of hands-on exercises, which helped to strengthen their understanding of a writer’s use of language to create a vivid image for the reader.