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How to Write a Story: (Read-Aloud Book, Learn to Read and Write) by [Kate Messner, Mark Siegel]

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"This follow-up to How to Read a Story (2005) shows a child going through the steps of creating a story, from choosing an idea through sharing with friends. . . . [How to Write a Story is a] lovely encouragement to young writers to persist."-Kirkus Reviews

"That muse of fire isn't going to ascend all by herself, so Messner and Siegel, in their follow-up to How to Read a Story, walk readers through 10 steps of literary creation, starting with "search for an idea" and ending with 'share your story.' The exemplar of this process is a brown-skinned girl who seems unstoppable in her determination to commit words to page. . . . Readers new to writing should find this accessible volume a smart choice to get the creative writing juices flowing."-Publishers Weekly

"In this complement to How to Read a Story (2015), Messner offers an easy 10-step guide to

writing a story. . . . [How to Write a Story] will be a welcome addition to literacy centers and for students who struggle with the question of what to write about."-Booklist 

--This text refers to the hardcover edition.

About the Author

Kate Messner is an award-winning author whose many books for kids have been selected as Best Books by the New York Times, Junior Library Guild, Indie Bound, and Bank Street College of Education. She lives on Lake Champlain with her family.

Mark Siegel is the author of many graphic novels and children's picture books, including the 5 Worlds series, as well as the illustrator of How to Read a Story and the Robert F. Sibert Honor Book To Dance: A Ballerina's Graphic Novel. He lives in New York.
--This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0875PLMR1
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Chronicle Books LLC; Illustrated edition (July 7, 2020)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ July 7, 2020
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 7757 KB
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  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 36 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
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Kate Messner is passionately curious and writes books that encourage kids to wonder, too. Her titles include award-winning picture books like Over and Under the Rainforest, Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt, The Next President, and How to Read a Story; novels that tackle real-world issues like Chirp, Breakout, All the Answers, and The Seventh Wish; high-interest nonfiction like Tracking Pythons and the History Smashers series; the Fergus and Zeke easy readers; and the popular Ranger in Time chapter books about a time-traveling search and rescue dog.

Kate’s titles are frequently selected for One School, One Book and One School/One Author programs and other community-wide reads. Her books have been New York Times Notable, Junior Library Guild, IndieBound, and Bank Street College of Education Best Books selections. Her novel The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z. won the E.B. White Read Aloud Medal, and her science picture books have been finalists for the American Academy for the Advancement of Sciences/Subaru SB&F prize for excellence in science writing. In 2020, Kate was honored with New York’s Knickerbocker Award for creating a superior body of work supporting curriculum and educational goals.

Before becoming a full-time writer, Kate was a TV news reporter as well as a National Board Certified educator. She grew up in Medina, NY and graduated from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. Kate spent seven years working as a television news producer and reporter in Syracuse, NY and Burlington, VT before going back to school to earn a master’s degree in education for secondary-level English Language Arts. She taught middle school language arts for fifteen years before leaving the classroom to write full time but still spends much of her time in schools, working with kids as a visiting author.

Kate lives on Lake Champlain with her family and is trying to summit all 46 Adirondack High Peaks in between book deadlines. Learn more at her website: www.katemessner.com and follow her on Twitter @katemessner.

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