Writing Olympics is a dynamic and affordable Author-in-Residence program (3-5 days depending on the size of the school) where I work personally with each classroom to develop a story and create drawings using structured writing and illustrative techniques. It applies to ALL grade levels.
In this exciting exercize, I play the role of the EDITOR as the students are the AUTHORS for their stories. Together, as they suggest ideas for conflict, plot, character development, etc. in thier story, I challenge them to think harder and pushes them to their very best ideas. Using this 'idea generation' approach, the most amazing stories are born!
On the final day, the highly anticipated Writing Olympics finale is presented before the students, teachers and special judges which have been secretly selected. It is a tremendous experience for the students and teachers alike as they realize what can be accomplished when one thinks a little bit harder and gives just a little extra effort.
As an Author-in-Residence, Writing Olympics is very inexpensive. Just $500 per day, flat rate, I cover my own expenses.