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MAY 14 or 15: The LitWits® Workshop on MISTY OF CHINCOTEAGUE by Marguerite Henry

Thursday, May 14, 2020, 9:00 AM


The LitWits Workshop on MISTY OF CHINCOTEAGUE by Marguerite Henry- 1947 (Learn about/buy the book here).  We can’t wait to bring this book to life! We'll explore the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and feel of this wonderful story through prop-based discussion and creative activities, including drama, art, writing, history, geography, science, and more! (See our website for more details.) When kids experience literature with their senses, they empathize with the characters. They learn naturally, and remember more. Best of all, they have a great time -- and want to read more great books!  About the book:  On an island off the coasts of Virginia and Maryland lives a centuries-old band of wild ponies. Among them is the most mysterious of all, Phantom, a rarely seen mare that eludes all efforts to capture her--that is, until a young boy and girl lay eyes on her and determine that they can't live without her. The frenzied roundup that follows on the next "Pony Penning Day" does indeed bring Phantom into their lives, in a way they never would have suspected. Phantom would forever be a creature of the wild. But her gentle, loyal colt Misty is another story altogether. A thrilling and long-to-be-remembered tale. -San Francisco Chronicle There are a lot of well known "classic" horse stories that have reached a massive audience, but not many of them so fully deserve their popular status. This one does. It is honestly one of the best horse stories in existence. -GoodReads review About the workshop:  A LitWits® workshop is a hands-on, memorable experience of a great book. Kids read (or listen to) the story before they arrive,* and for three hours we experience it in all kinds of sensory ways. It’s amazing how much kids can learn while they’re “just” having fun!  That's because our straight-from-the-pages props, activities, creative projects, and original academic handouts are integrated to convey key academic information: themes, the narrative arc, character development, historical and geographical contexts, vocabulary, writing skills, and more. There’s no pressure to perform or participate – we want to inspire your kids to read more great books! More details below. “LitWits is motivating, educational, and inspirational. Your workshops have shown my son that exploring the world of literature and writing can be fun. I can’t thank you enough.” AGES: Each workshop is offered for two age groups. The content will be exactly the same in the 7+ and 10+ groups, and all will do creative writing. The differences are: Ages 7+  slower pace, more thorough project directions thorough discussion of all handout information more time for projects and creative writing, with one-on-one help as needed age-appropriate expectations for efforts and participation appropriate peer setting  Ages 10+  faster pace, less detailed project directions emphasis on thoughtful, thorough responses on all handouts more time for deeper, age-appropriate discussions and creative writing age-appropriate expectations for efforts and participation appropriate peer setting If this age division separates siblings who would prefer to be together, or if it better suits your schedule to have them in a single workshop, older kids are welcome to attend the 7+ workshops, but not the other way around. (If you have kids ages 4-6 who’d like to share in the joy of this book, we hope you’ve discovered our companion class to this workshop!) Dates and Times:  Click the green REGISTER button above, then scroll down to see all session options. If sold out, please join our waitlist here. Cost:  The $70 cost of each 3-hour workshop includes all supplies and a no-nuts, book-related snack. If you'd like to be billed via PayPal 30 days prior, enter promo code BILLME when you register.  LitWits Workshops is an approved vendor for Ocean Grove Charter School and Inspire Charter Schools. Charter school parents, please enter promo code CHARTER to register, then request a purchase order. Cancellation

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