Better Writers, Author Katherine Paterson
Worlds Awaiting - Season 3, Episode 7
- Feb 17, 2018 5:00 pm
- 28:35 mins
Better Writers (3:22) Reading and writing go hand in hand. Practicing one improves the other. Today on Worlds Awaiting Steve Graham, a professor at Arizona State University’s Teacher College, talks with Rachel about how parents can help their children become better writers. He also emphasizes that writing is a powerful tool that helps them acquire info at school and better-equips them for future jobs. For over 30 years Graham has been researching how to teach young people to write effectively, and, how writing can be used to support reading and learning. He’s author of numerous reports and books on writing instruction including Powerful Writing Strategies for All Students. Katherine Paterson (14:00) Katherine Paterson is the Newbery Medal-winning author of Bridge to Terabithia. Patterson talks with Jessica Verzello of the Worlds Awaiting team about her newest book, My Brigadista Year. This historical novel follows a young Cuban teenager as she volunteers for Fidel Castro’s national literacy campaign and travels into the impoverished countryside to teach others how to read. Katherine Paterson has written more than thirty books and is recipient of many of the highest accolades awarded in children’s literature. Author Advice (22:16) We finish up the show today with children’s book author David John Butler, who offer some tips for youth and adults who want to enter the world of writing.