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Karen Finneyfrock

Karen Finneyfrock

Karen Finneyfrock is the author of two young adult novels: The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door and Starbird Murphy and the World Outside, both published by Viking Children’s Books. She is one of the editors of the anthology Courage: Daring Poems for Gutsy Girls and the author of Ceremony for the

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Creative Writing


Program description

Teacher Resources: Working with teachers in advance. The residencies described are designed for eight, hour-long sessions. Poetry and fiction residencies can be shortened to any length.


Poetry Workshop: Ideally these sessions take place in a room with a computer/projector that is connected to the Internet. (I show animated poems through youtube.) If this technology isn’t available, I can


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Program Detail

Program type: In-School Performance, In-School Residency, Workshops & Classes (In-School)
Artistic Discipline: Fiction Writing, Nonfiction Writing
Subject: Language Arts, Social Studies
Population served: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Bilingual: No


Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes


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