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CHILDREN’S BOOKS: MINGLE WITH THE MASTERS 2 QTR CREDIT: OR PDU’s: CLOCK HRS: 18 18

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DEB LUND, MALS 3076 CELESTIAL WAY GREENBANK, WA 98253

360/222-3174

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Learn about writing and publishing from nationally-known experts. The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) is the premiere international organization for creators of children’s books. Presenters at the Western Washington chapter’s 2008 2-day conference on April 26-27 at Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue, Washington will spark your creativity and inform your teaching. Presenters include the 2007 Newbery Dream Team: Susan Patron, Newbery Medalist, Kirby Larson, Newbery Honor Medalist, Cynthia Lord, Newbery Honor Medalist. Other nationally known names include Chris Crutcher, Award-Winning Author, Arthur Levine, Harry Potter editor, Mo Willems, Caldecott Honor Medalist, Laura Mcgee Kvasnosky, Author-Illustrator, Theodor Geisel Award Winner, Elizabeth Bird, School Library Journal’s blogger / New York Public Library, and several other authors, editors, and agents. This course is suitable for K-12 educators. Participants must register separately at the SCBWI website for the conference (which often sells out) beginning January 15, 2008. http://www.scbwi-washington.org/Conference.htm Children’s author and teacher Deb Lund will meet with you before and after each conference day for pre and post discussions. Lunches, snacks, and beverages are included in the conference registration fee.

CONFERENCE FEE: Participants must register separately at the SCBWI website for the conference (which often sells out) beginning January 15, 2008. Hotel information is also available on their website. Lunches, snacks, and beverages are included in the conference registration fee. A bookstore and free materials are available. http://www.scbwi-washington.org/Conference.htm

LEARNING OUTCOMES As a result of taking this course, participants will learn: • Steps in writing and publishing children’s literature • Strategies to motivate writing • Writing tools and techniques • The “stories behind the stories” in children’s literature

COURSE REQUIREMENTS Following are general course requirements weighted for determining the granting of university credit. Antioch University Seattle requires 75% or better to issue credit at the 400 level and 85% or better for credit at the 500 level. 1. Attendance and active participation in all class sessions 40% 2. Reading of articles, handouts, books or texts 30% 3. Satisfactory completion of all outside assignments 30%

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400 LEVEL OUTSIDE ASSIGNMENT: Write a summary of the conference sessions you attended, stating how you can apply what you learned to your classroom situation. AND Depending on your preferences and professional situation, complete at least one of the following: • Write a children’s story incorporating information you learned at the conference. • Design lesson plans for a student writing activity based on one or more conference sessions. OR • Another assignment of your own design with prior approval of the instructor NOTE: Revisions to these assignments are acceptable with the instructor’s prior approval.

500 LEVEL ASSIGNMENT: In addition to the 400 level assignment, complete one of the following: Analyze five picture books or one children’s novel with information you learned from the conference. Include a bibliography with title, author, publisher, and publication date. Your analysis may include, but is not limited to: • A summary and critique • Comments on the voice, plot, form, or other elements • Ideas for how you use these books in your teaching situation OR Plan a fiction-writing unit that includes the following: • Idea generating activities • Story structure discussions • Revision strategies, including peer critiquing OR • Another assignment of your own design with prior approval of the instructor ASSIGNMENT FORMAT & DUE DATE: • Papers should be typed or word-processed, double-spaced, two-sided, and sent to Deb Lund’s address listed in this syllabus. Email attachments are preferred. • All assignments are due to the instructor within 2 weeks of the last class session.

INSTRUCTOR EVALUATION OF WORK: Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope or an email if you would like to receive the instructor’s comments on your assignments. WHAT TO BRING: Writing materials QUALIFICATIONS FOR TEACHING THE COURSE: Deb Lund is the author of Dinosailors and other books for children. A certified classroom, library, and music teacher for twenty years, Deb has extensive experience teaching writing to students and teachers. She has a master’s degree in applied liberal studies from Hamline University, culminating with a thesis project titled A Writing Classroom: Process and Practice. She has led writing groups, book groups, storytelling troupes, and has conducted choirs and directed plays and musicals. This versatile writer founded an arts-based homeschool support program. She is passionate about helping others reach their goals. When not teaching writing, Deb visits schools and libraries as an author and teacher. You can learn more about Deb at http://www.deblund.com

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CHILDREN’S BOOKS: MINGLE WITH THE MASTERS BIBLIOGRAPHY

Bang, Molly. Picture This: How Pictures Work. Sea Star Books, New York, 2000.

Bauer, Marion Dane. What's Your Story? A Young Person's Guide to Writing Fiction. Clarion Books, New York, 1992

Henderson, Kathy. The Young Writer's Guide to Getting Published. Writer's Digest Books, F&W Publications, Cincinnati, 2001

Lamb, Nancy. The Writer's Guide to Crafting Stories for Children. Writer's Digest Books, F&W Publications, Cincinnati, 2001

Livingston, Myra Cohn. Poem Making: Ways to Begin Writing Poetry. HarperCollins, New York, 1991

Suen, Anastasia. Picture Writing. Writer's Digest Books, F&W Publications, Cincinnati, 2003

Underdown, Harold D. and Lynne Rominger. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books. Alpha Books, Indianapolis, 2001

Yolen, Jane. Take Joy. Writer's Digest Books, F&W Publications, Cincinnati, 2005

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CHILDREN’S BOOKS: MINGLE WITH THE MASTERS COURSE SCHEDULE

This is a tentative schedule. Please check the SCBWI website for an updated schedule in January 2008. http://www.scbwi-washington.org/Conference.htm

Saturday, April 26, 2008 7:30 AM Register for conference 8:00 AM Meet with Deb 8:30 AM Opening remarks 8:45 AM Local Success Story Panel 9:30 AM Agent and Editor Panel 10:15 AM Break 10:30 AM Breakout Sessions 1 11:30 AM Break 11:40 AM Lunch – Table Top Discussions 12:30 PM Keynote – Mo Willems 1:15 PM Break 1:30 PM Breakout Sessions 2 2:30 PM Break 2:45 PM Breakout Sessions 3 4:00 PM Faculty Book Signing 4:30 PM Keynote – Chris Crutcher 5:15 PM Juried Art Portfolio Show Published Attendee Reception 7:00 PM Check out with Deb

Sunday, April 27, 2008 8:00 AM Meet with Deb 9:00 AM Opening remarks 9:15 AM Keynote – Newbery winners 10:00 AM Break 10:15 AM Breakout Sessions 4 11:15 AM Break 11:30 AM Breakout Sessions 5 12:30 PM Lunch and Art Show Awards 1:30 PM Faculty Book Signing 1:45 PM Break 2:00 PM Breakout Sessions 6 3:00 PM Break 3:15 PM Keynote – Authur Levine 4:00 PM Closing 4:30 PM Meet with Deb

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