We'll look at the Common Core education standards, currently adopted by 45 states and most U.S. territories, to point out ways we as authors and illustrators can make our books as relevant and useful as possible for classroom teachers.
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10:00 - 11:00 am: News, Upcoming Events, Discussion Topic
11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Schmooze, Open Critiques
Whenever we have a free Saturday morning chapter meeting, we set aside time for open critique groups during the second hour (11 am - 12 pm). To participate, bring up to 5 pages of critique-ready work (4 copies) to share. In accordance with SCBWI critique guidelines, another critiquer should read your pages aloud, giving you the opportunity to listen to your prose or verse in action — a great test of readability. Bring fiction, nonfiction, illustration, poetry, synopses, query letters, or any other children's literature work you'd like to get feedback on.