Writing Residencies

Susie Wilde’s 5 secrets for successful residencies:

  1. Show, don’t tell (show students how to write before expecting them to create)

  2. Draw on the power of collaboration (make writing a team sport)

  3. Create meaning by linking reading, writing, thinking and talking (discussion and analysis improve comprehension)

  4. Use play to amp up fun and decrease fears (writing activities offered as games lets all students win)

  5. Offer little bites, not big gulps (avoid writing overwhelm)

Pangeo's Dragon

Pangeo puppet created in a combined music-art-dance-residency at Scroggs Elementary School

For more information or to book your residency, contact Susie now.