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Emily Hearn writes picture books, poetry and music, radio and TV scripts. She is a speaker on children's creativity and a mentor for the Toronto District School Board and for elementary school children who send work to WIER (Writers in Electronic Residence). Emily's popular workshops for children and teachers have supported young writers throughout the country.
Emily collaborated with her coauthor, Mark Thurman, on "The Mighty Mites" comic strip series, which appeared inOwl Magazinefor more than a dozen years.
A powerful technique for encouraging students to show action that peaks and resolves, storyboards free young writers to focus on language and build skills essential to highly visual media, where words, few but apt, must resonate. Get Graphic! demonstrates how to use storyboards in all stages of the creative process, from brainstorming ideas to using thumbnail sketches to develop, revise, and finalize stories. Step-by-step instructions on how to generate action-filled pages and streamlined plots, as well as suggestions for planning drawings and using collage, help students create their own personalized stories and books.
Mathematizing Children’s Literature
Sparking Connections, Joy, and Wonder Through Read-Alouds and Discussion