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Local Author Visits Parkway

Local author Michelle Houts from Celina, Ohio visited Parkway Elementary and Middle Schools on Friday, October 12, 2018.  Her visit was split into sections to target students at different grade levels. For the younger students, Michelle shared the first story she ever wrote - when she was just 6 years old!  She also shared picture books and photos and stories from her family farm. Michelle then taught the students where ideas come from, and how even authors have to revise, rewrite, and create many drafts before a piece of writing is complete. Then, the older students participated in an activity that demonstrated how an idea evolves into a bound book on the bookstore or library shelf. The students also learned about all the career fields involved in that process.  Michelle also shared with the students how both fiction and nonfiction writing can reflect real-life situations and where they can find ideas.

Both the younger and older students enjoyed the high energy presentations from Michelle. Her stories from their family farm kept the students engaged and excited to learn more. 









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