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Here you find specific educational programs tailored by age group.  Below are five levels of children’s and young adult programs.  Kindergarten thru second grade, elementary grades, middle grades, upper grades and beyond.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

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newWriting Workshop - The Underground Railroad

        This program applies writing concepts used in the creation and writing of Professor Tuesday's Book 3 - The Underground Railroad and is designed to be adapted for any appropriate grade.  The program begins with a story taken from the book.  In early grades, concepts of beginning-middle-end will be demonstrated along with a word association game.  As students are able, efforts to identify 6 + 1 writing traits will be introduced.  Later grades will benefit from an analysis of the architecture of story writing.
 
Note:  This program can also be adapted to any topic related to the author's chapter books, including the Civilian Conservation Corps, Michigan Statehood, Immigration to Michigan, the Michigan Copper and Lumbering eras, and Pontiac's War of 1763.
 

newParent-Teacher Groups

    I believe children learn the joy of reading on the laps of those who love them. Reading is a skill that provides many lasting benefits.  The gift of reading has consistently proven to be an indicator of academic growth and development in our children.  This program emphasizes reading to, with, and in front of children to give them a jump start on their education and life skills.  Data, examples, and tools are provided from an interesting and insightful perspective.  Active reading together gives parents and grandparent magical time with their children to build close, loving relationships.....and it costs you nothing but a little time!!
 

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Programs (K-2) NOTE: All Programs Can Be Modified to Meet Specific Needs
 

Reading and Writing for the Fun of It

An inspiring program for readers of all ages. Reading and Writing for the Fun of It encourages readers to seek out the things they love and use those things to build a life-long love of reading and writing.

This program is based on the adage: "Find that thing you love to do and do it." Jeffery L. Schatzer uses stories and writings geared to specific audiences to bring this program alive.
 

Professor Tuesday's History Stories

Professor Tuesday, himself, can come to your school and share history lessons. Currently, the professor can discuss the Civilian Conservation Corps (1933-1942) and Chief Pontiac's Rebellion (1763).

This program shares the fun and excitement of history in a creative and innovative way. Plus, it encourages students to read more about the chosen topic.

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Programs (Middle Grades)

Animate Inanimates

An energizing and entertaining workshop for writers of any age. Designed to expand creative thinking and broaden the imagination. Animate Inanimates is completely adaptable -- as a teach-the-teacher in-service workshop or as a classroom exercise. In three steps inanimate objects spring to life and fresh approaches to writing emerge.
 

Six Trait Writing (Plus One)

The basics of Six Trait writing are reviewed and applied. Exercises are conducted in the traits that typically present the greatest challenges to young writers. This session is adapted to meet specific classroom needs.
 

Professor Tuesday's History Stories

Professor Tuesday, himself, can come to your school and share history lessons. Currently, the professor can discuss the Civilian Conservation Corps (1933-1942) and Chief Pontiac's Rebellion (1763).

This program shares the fun and excitement of history in a creative and innovative way. Plus, it encourages students to read more about the chosen topic.

 

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Programs (Upper Grades)

Rock the Read, Roll to the Write

santabluesAn examination of grammatical elements in pop music lyrics (NOTE: Lyrics are carefully chosen to avoid inappropriate content.) A variety of grammatical constructs are examined, such as metaphor, simile, onomatopoeia, alliteration, assimilation, etc. Additionally, lyric writing is reviewed and projects are assigned that demonstrate the application of meter and song structure.

Story Structure Development

This program shows graphically how stories are constructed. A variety of plot concepts are discussed. The program includes thoughts on narrative style, development of plot twists, and the application of surprise.

This program is an  an adventure into the writing process that provides intellectual challenges for eager writers.

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