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Author, Mr. Stephen Swinburne, Visits Mechanicville Elementary School

Author, Mr. Stephen Swinburne, Visits Mechanicville Elementary School

 

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Author, Mr. Stephen Swinburne spent two days at Mechanicville Elementary School this November.  He spent time with each grade level, sharing stories about his travels around the world and his interest in nature. His presentations included slides, videos, and music which were greatly enjoyed by the students.   The MES PTA generously donated a copy of one of his books to each classroom.  Grades K-2 received "What Color is Nature?" and Grades 3-5 received "Sea Turtle Scientist".  Mr. Swinburne also had lunch with some 4th and 5th graders, giving the students a chance to ask questions and interact with him.  While most of his 35 published books are non-fiction, Mr. Swinburne has also written some works of fiction.  He gave the students writing tips such as "Write it down,Fix it up", use strong verbs and cool details, and hook your reader with a great first line.  The students were particularly interested in the information he gave them about the leather back sea turtle. MES is honored to have hosted Mr. Swinburne.
 

 

 

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