Young Authors

I am a beginning teacher who teaches Language Arts to 80 some fifth graders everyday. Many of them started this year believing that they could not be authors because writing is something that they thought was boring and dull. Throughout the course of the year, we all worked on figuring out just who we were as authors, and now it's safe to say that the fifth graders at my school feel that they ARE authors! The students who were selected for publication were just beaming when they received the news, and those who were not, were overjoyed for their peers and motivated to keep trying! Thank you for being a source of validation for young authors!

Alysha Christian

Oak View Elementary, North Carolina