Visit the CONTACT page to submit an inquiry regarding Writing Workshops.
In Single-Day Workshops, Lichtmann engages students in writing alongside him as he teaches his strategies and tips for particular writing objectives. Through a series of mini-lessons and "writerly" challenges, students employ Lichtmann's writing strategies to create their own works in the genre being explored. Students also have an opportunity for open questions about all things literary. (A workshop day typically includes four classroom sessions, 50 minutes each. Scheduling and session length can be customized.)
Multi-Day Workshops (typically four) expand on the strategies Lichtmann uses in his own writing. The wider time-frame allows students to conference with Lichtmann in small groups or individually for Lichtmann's personal feedback on revisions. There is more time-on-writing, as well. Additional writing/revision strategies are employed over multiple sessions, and through this process, students develop a culminating piece of writing to present and celebrate in the final session.
*Culminating events can be as simple as classroom readings or as elaborate as after-school celebrations with parents and local media. School newspapers can develop special publications/anthologies of students' work-- even selling such publications as fundraisers for class trips or school needs.
Workshops are curriculum-oriented, customized for each visit, and always engaging and fun for students. The experience is meaningful and enduring for students and educators who utilize the strategies in future lessons/classes.
*Free Author-Talk Sessions!*
Do you want your class to speak with an author, for free? Lichtmann loves speaking with young readers and writers!
Students learn about his writing process, strategies, and tips during free Author-Talks with classrooms.
Students will also find out about the profession of writing and what life is like as an author. Lichtmann not only describes his path to becoming an author but how students can empower themselves and increase their position through developing/sharpening their writing skills, regardless of professional pursuit.
Plus, students can ask their own questions-- about Lichtmann's novel, Dynamo, the characters in it, the wild and true stories that became material for parts of the book, or anything else related to writing! Lichtmann never fails to engage his audience.
If your class reads Dynamo (or has students reading it as part of the curriculum/summer reading), then your classroom is eligible for a Free Author-Talk session! Lichtmann works closely with his publisher to provide free teacher copies and school discounts on novels.
Lichtmann travels to local New Jersey schools for Author-Talks, but he also speaks with whole classrooms via live video chat!
Send an inquiry on the CONTACT page if you'd like to find out how you can have an Author-Talk (in person or via video conference) with your students.