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How can author visits play a role in a teacher’s writing program? What benefits do they offer to students?

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It’s great when authors come into the classroom. Kids get a chance to interact with the people who wrote the books that they’ve come to love. They get to ask questions about the characters, they get to ask questions about how the book was written, and they get to ask questions about the author themselves.

And the great thing about that is instead of seeing the author as someone who is distant and perhaps someone you’ll never be, you get to see them as a person and you can start imagining yourself as being just like them.

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