2014-04-11 / Community

Sea Road School celebrates



Sea Road School celebrated National “March” into Literacy month and, on March 6, students and staff of the school hosted author Cynthia Lord. Lord is the author of “Rules,” for which she won a Newbury Honor Award, “Touch Blue,” the “Hot Rod Hamster” series, and her latest young adult book, “Half a Chance.” She kicked off the day with an assembly for the entire school, where she described the tools needed to become a writer. After the assembly, Lord met with the fifth-grade classes for writer workshops. Lord shared that it took six years for her book “Rules” to go from the first draft to being sold in the store. Lord’s visit, along with a visit from another Maine children’s author, Lynn Plourde on March 13, were funded through a grant from Kennebunk Elementary Parent Teacher Association KEPTA and funds raised during Sea Road School’s holiday fair. In addition to the author visits, the students are holding a read-a-thon to benefit Room to Read, a nonprofit dedicated to providing children in parts of Africa and Asia schools and libraries with books in their local languages. 
(Courtesy photos) Sea Road School celebrated National “March” into Literacy month and, on March 6, students and staff of the school hosted author Cynthia Lord. Lord is the author of “Rules,” for which she won a Newbury Honor Award, “Touch Blue,” the “Hot Rod Hamster” series, and her latest young adult book, “Half a Chance.” She kicked off the day with an assembly for the entire school, where she described the tools needed to become a writer. After the assembly, Lord met with the fifth-grade classes for writer workshops. Lord shared that it took six years for her book “Rules” to go from the first draft to being sold in the store. Lord’s visit, along with a visit from another Maine children’s author, Lynn Plourde on March 13, were funded through a grant from Kennebunk Elementary Parent Teacher Association KEPTA and funds raised during Sea Road School’s holiday fair. In addition to the author visits, the students are holding a read-a-thon to benefit Room to Read, a nonprofit dedicated to providing children in parts of Africa and Asia schools and libraries with books in their local languages. (Courtesy photos)

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