From Writer to Reader

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Famous children’s illustrated book author Brian Heinz visited Blue Point Elementary School in the Bayport-Blue Point School District to teach the students about the book writing and publishing process. With entertaining re-enactments of a variety of his real-life experiences, Mr. Heinz taught the students methods he uses when researching possible book topics. During the assembly, Mr. Heinz also walked the students through the book production process, from idea conception to final completed project.

“My hope is that someday I will take a book off the shelf and it won’t have my name on it – it will have one of yours,” stated Mr. Heinz.

Following the schoolwide assembly, third-, fourth- and fifth-grade classes met one-on-one with Mr. Heinz in writing workshops to learn specific techniques to improve their writing skills.