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CATCA recognizes that convention is situated on Treaty 7, South of Red Deer River the traditional territory of the Blackfoot, Tsuu T’ina and Stoney Nakoda peoples, and that the North of Red Deer River Treaty 6, traditional Métis, Cree and Saulteaux territory. We honour the First Peoples who have lived here since time immemorial, and we give thanks for the land.

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Thursday, February 24 • 2:15pm - 3:30pm
What Could Go Wrong? The Simple Question Your Students Can Build a Story Around

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“I don’t know what to write.”

Has that sentence ever been uttered in your classroom? When it comes to writing, so many students get stuck right at the beginning. This session will show you how to walk your students through a process that will take them from STUCK to STORY. Not only will it get your writers unstuck, but it will teach them plot structure and character development at the same time. You’ll go through the process yourself, and leave with a complete teaching unit that you can use in your classroom on Monday. (Or Tuesday, if you prefer.)

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Robin Pawlak

Children's Author
Robin was a language arts teacher (grades 4-7) for 31 years in Red Deer. His 2016 retirement allowed him to focus on writing, and he has since publsihed two novels for children: Space Cadets (2018) and Space Cadets: Battle for Tam (2022). He enjoys the calm, quiet life of a writer... Read More →

Thursday February 24, 2022 2:15pm - 3:30pm MST
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