Archambault, children's author, storyteller, songwriter, and
musician, is available for school visits, teacher workshops
and parent presentations. He presents a variety of programs
which include inspiring stories about his Grandma Rose (a great
read-alouder), a humorous and touching autobiographical story
of life as a third grader (where John cast the dream of becoming
a writer), information about writing, demonstrations of the
use of music to develop fluency, storytelling and much more.
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Author John Archambault
Eugene and Springfield
On February 16th, John met with an enthusiastic group of teachers
and students at the ESD. He helped them create their own version
of the traditional song, “I Love the Mountains,”
demonstrated the importance of using rhythm and rhyme to encourage
children to read fluently, and shared his soon-to-be-published
books. After the program he spent time chatting with the attendees
and signing copies of his books.
spent all of the next day at Buena Vista and Meadowlark
schools where he spoke about the importance of reading
and writing, shared stories of his third grade year,
told the story of a magic bookmark, and sang a musical
version of Boom Chicka Rock (with a little help from
the right is a photo of John posing with a Meadowlark
Kindergarten student dressed as the Chicka Chicka Boom
Boom coconut tree
On Wednesday afternoon John visited
Page Elementary where he first worked with fifth graders and
then fourth graders talking about writing and the importance
of reading. He shared some of his books in progress John followed
these sessions with an all-school assembly where he performed
songs and shared stories with approximately 450 students. He
finished the program with the musical version of his newest
book, Boom Chicka Rock.
Look for Boom Chicka Rock in book stores May, 2004.
or order an autographed copy here.
To see photos of John’s visit go to www.literacylane.org.