Author Gordon Korman Virtually Visits Kumpf Middle School

Author Virtually Visits Kumpf Middle School

Clark Public Schools

Author Gordon Korman virtually visited Carl H. Kumpf Middle School on Monday, January 21st.  The interview was broadcasted school-wide by the school’s media station, KTV.  The interview was led by Student Moderator Leah Barr and Faculty Moderator Vicki Sasso. Students had an opportunity to ask questions of Korman who authored Linked, the school’s summer reading book.  The book is part of the school’s One School, One Book curriculum where everyone reads the same book and lessons connected to the book are discussed throughout the year. Content and themes are explored throughout the curriculum including monthly character education-inspired lessons and activities

Korman shared that he has written over 100 books and that he wrote his first book at 12 years old. He discussed what inspired him to write Linked, how he created characters, chose settings, among many other topics. He also discussed the writing process and how to turn an idea into a story. Korman encouraged the students to write every day to really make writing a part of their lives.

Principal Rick Delmonaco stated, “It was a wonderful experience for our students to hear first-hand from Gordon Korman and his insights about being an author and more specifically about the novel Linked.   This is hopefully an event students remember and help some of them become even better writers in school.  We thank Mr. Korman for spending the morning with us.  It was truly a pleasure to be able to interact with him.”

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