Mr. Rick Shelton, a writing consultant and author, talked with our sixth and seventh grade students about ways to improve their writing.
On Mr. Shelton's website, he shared his thoughts on his approach. "Each time I walk into a classroom, I meet students who have experiences, memories, and knowledge worth expressing in writing. At the same time, I know that getting them to write requires honesty, energy, a solid understanding of the craft, and a whole lot of humor. Every day, I see the results of their efforts. I am no longer surprised by the astonishing things students can do with the written word; I am delighted."