Testimonials

“What I love about your stories is the open-ended approach. It allows children to really think about what they would do if they were in the characters’ shoes – a strategy that enables them to gain more from the experience of reading the text. Not only is this something we work on as fifth graders, it is also so timely and appropriate, as you write about issues that are central to being fifth graders and making good decisions.”

Ashley Berk
5th Grade Teacher
Travell Elementary School
Ridgewood, NJ

“…It makes me think that my imagination can be stretched even farther than it was before.”

A 6th Grade Student

“Even before the workshops, Jennifer and Liz met ahead of time with key teachers and administrators to understand current issues, and they observed older students grapple with social conflicts during lunchtime meetings. These exploratory meetings yielded the scenarios around which the stories revolved, and these personal connections motivated the children to dig deeper into the nuances and complexities of the situations in order to develop inspired and engaging creative writing pieces. In fact, the students produced some of the most reflective and sophisticated creative writing pieces and classroom dialogues of the year.”

Adam Brown
6th Grade Teacher
Pocantico Hills School
Sleepy Hollow, NY

“When the writers are here, everyone is happy and excited."

A 6th Grade Student

“Liz and Jen's stories are amazingly well written. They include the elements that we talk to kids about all the time: stretching out a moment, including internal thinking, balancing dialogue and building tension. As writers, both encourage the kids to try out these moves and the kids became very comfortable with them."

Megan Bozios
5th Grade Teacher
Orchard Elementary School
Ridgewood, NJ

“…A unique learning experience that lets your imagination go wild as you dream up the perfect ending to realistic stories.”

A 6th Grade Student

“The results were quite impressive. Student writing fluency soared as they prolifically reacted to each situation. This approach was a terrific student writing motivator that generated thoughtful reflection and conversation from and among our students. I enthusiastically recommend Kids Write Now as an opportunity to foster authentic writing and dialogue for intermediate and middle school students…”

Dr. Thomas Elliott
Superintendent/Principal
Pocantico Hills School
Sleepy Hollow, NY

“…A fun and interactive way to get your mind moving.”

A 6th Grade Student

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