Walker Elementary School club inspires young writers

Jonathan Carson

Jonathan Carson reads an excerpt of his book, "Basketball Prodigy."

BRIAN HUGHES / News Bulletin
Published: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 06:48 PM.

CRESTVIEW — To the 10,600 books in Walker Elementary School’s library, add 19 from authors in the school’s fourth- and fifth-grade Writers Club.

"Some of them are really quite astonishing," club adviser Liz Bears said of the books. Student authors, who selected their topics, mastered narrative development and writing in chapters, she said.

The club encourages students to read more and develop their research, interpersonal and communication skills, Bears said.

"We get to actually write our own stories and express how we want to tell our stories," student Reann Cato said.

"Writing a book makes me feel like I'm at home because I can be myself and write what I want to say," Natalia Deleon said.

"When you're writing, you can make up everything," Colbea Raybon said.

"Yeah, you get to express yourself and be creative," her friend Kattara Austin added.



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