Collecting Your Wits and Other Bits: A Writing Workshop

Cynthia Pederson

From natural treasures to store-bought stuff, from museums to knick-knack shelves, humans find artifacts fascinating.  Many students are enthusiastic collectors of sports cards, movie toys, bugs, rocks, leaves, and other things. Tapping into these interests helps promote more engaged and focused writing.  This workshop encourages students to become object detectives and artifact scribes.  


Note: This workshop is 60 minutes.


To schedule this program please contact us at 816-531-4022 or by email at


Grade Levels: 3,4,5,6

Fees: $130 each for 3 or more on the same day / Title 1 Schools may qualify for funding assistance.

Maximum Audience Size: 30

Availability: Limited; please inquire

Program Length: 60 minutes

Location: At Your School

Teacher Guide: collecting your wits and bits

Requirements: ***Students must bring a selected item from their collections; blackboard; table

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