Avoca experiences Hazardous Tales with Nathan Hale

Avoca experiences Hazardous Tales with Nathan Hale
Posted on 05/20/2019
Image of Author Illustrator Nathan Hale

On May 14, Author and Illustrator, Nathan Hale visited both Avoca Schools and gave engaging, educational and hilarious presentations to students of all ages.  Mr. Hale used Sketchnoting,  an iPad application, to illustrate stories he has not published in his increasing collection of works.  Students were enthralled to listen and watch as obscure or lesser known stories in American history were told without leaving out any interesting coincidence, gruesome detail or relevant social justice issue.  Ms. Michael’s fourth grade class had the privilege of eating lunch with Mr. Hale in the Avoca West ITC where they were able to ask questions and connect to Hale in an impactful way.  Kindergarten through second grade students worked on their own illustration skills as they were led through the steps Hale takes when creating his artwork.  Select students from Marie Murphy were given the opportunity to participate in a writer’s workshop, where they learned Mr. Hale’s techniques for overcoming writer’s block.  

Thank you to the Avoca PTC for co-sponsoring this hands-on, meaningful experience for students.  Supporting Author visits in our schools are excellent ways to open doors to increased literary interest and inspire students to think beyond the instructional confines of the classroom to a world of creativity waiting to be explored.

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