Authors talk to LMS about reading, writingby Lancaster Mennonite School
LANCASTER, Pa.—On Jan. 25, authors Dave and Neta Jackson of Evanston, Ill., shared their passion for writing at the Locust Grove and Kraybill campuses of Lancaster Mennonite School (K-8).
The Jacksons’ visit kicked off the two campuses’ midwinter emphasis on reading and writing. Both campuses observe Drop Everything And Read (D.E.A.R.), a special reading celebration to encourage families to make reading together daily a family priority.
The husband-wife team, who have coauthored more than 100 books, introduced students to the Hero Tales, a four-volume series of true stories for ages 6-12 on important historic Christian heroes and heroines, such as Florence Nightingale, C.S. Lewis, Mother Teresa, Billy Graham and John Wesley. With the younger elementary students they shared actual stories they have written, and with the older students they shared more in-depth about the writing process. Dave talked about his progression from a slow reader and poor speller to a college journalist who enjoyed writing. Neta began writing at a younger age, winning a national writing contest while a senior in high school. The authors had a question-and-answer time at the end of each presentation.—LMS
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