During Patrick Carman's book tour for Floors (Scholastic, 2011), he dropped by Donna Kouri's school library to meet her fourth- and fifth-grade students. He entertained and encouraged every student and teacher in the audience. Her students are still talking about him and his action-packed books.
Donna and I chatted in a Google document about Patrick's visit. I wrote the first part of seven sentences and she finished them. Thanks, Donna!
*My students and I prepared for Mr. Carman's visit by reading excerpts from Floors and watching the videos on his website.
*Patrick Carman is incredibly friendly and child-centered.
*The most memorable part of his visit was the hilarious stories he told from his childhood.
*I connect my students with authors to build their confidence as writers and build enthusiasm for reading.
*My students learned that by telling stories you are setting the stage for writing.
*You should read Floors if you love wildly creative stories.
*Mr. Schu, you should have asked me if the Patrick Carman mania has died down. It has not.
Visit the official Floors website to watch seven videos about Floors.
Carman's Skeleton Creek series is one of the most popular series in my school library. If you like spooky stories, check it out.
Borrow Floors from your school or public library. Whenever possible, please support independent bookshops.