Celebrating THE ADVENTURES OF THE BAILEY SCHOOL KIDS with MARCIA THORNTON JONES
1. Write one-line summaries on index cards for each chapter of the BSK adventure you read. Shuffle them and see if a friend can put them in the correct order. When you’re done, illustrate your cards and use them to make your own graphic novel!
2. Become the
Kids! Write a script highlighting the main plot events in the beginning, middle, and end of the book you read. Act it out for your friends! Bailey School
5. What should be the next story in the series? Brainstorm a list of titles that would make great additions to the Adventures of the Bailey School Kids series. Practice authentic persuasive writing by sending a letter to the publisher to let them know! But you don’t have to wait for Marcia to write one. You can create your own fan fiction!
5. Does inviting an author increase reading enthusiasm in your school? Conduct before and after research by recording the number of times books by Marcia T. Jones are checked out from the library. Compare the ‘before visit’ results with ‘after visit’ check-outs!
Interested in scheduling an author visit? Visit www.MarciaTJones.com for information about author visits as well as for more reading/writing activities--including two plays. You can also message me on LinkedIn and Facebook.
(Illustrations by John Steven Gurney)