Name: Elizabeth Raum
Grade Level Preference: Grades 2-8
Geographic Availability: I will travel anywhere in North Dakota assuming travel expenses and housing provided.
Fee per-day: $350 per day plus expenses. Negotiable.
Phone Number: 701-540-6771 or 701-516-6705
Elizabeth Raum is a North Dakota writer who has written over 100 nonfiction books for children, 14 interactive historical novels, and two picture books. Before becoming a full-time writer in 2003, she worked as a teacher in grades 7-12, an elementary school librarian, and a college reference librarian. She holds a Master’s degree in library science and an MA in English literature. She is currently the regional advisor to the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Dakota Region.
Research and writing are discovery processes. Students not only discover exciting facts about the world in which they live, but also learn about their own skills and talents as they participate in research and writing projects. Writing is a form of self-expression open to everyone who has paper, a pencil, and an imagination. I believe that as a teaching artist, it is my job to empower all students to succeed as writers.
SAMPLE RESIDENCY INFORMATION
Residency Title: Delving Into Research
Grade Level: 5-8
Number of Sessions: 5 2-hour sessions would be ideal, but flexibility is possible
Students will participate in a project-based process of guided research. They will select a topic related to their social studies curriculum. They will learn how to use a library database, how to extract information through note taking, and how to use that information to create a report (oral, PowerPoint, or written depending on school preference) on their topics.
SHORT LESSON PLAN:
Session 1: Understand the task involved; create an information template; review possible resources; begin researching.
Session 2: Continue researching the topic, taking notes, and creating a bibliography.
Session 3: Begin using the information to create a report.
Session 4: Edit and revise the final project; evaluate the process.
Session 5: Present reports to classmates, parents, or another class.
1600 East Century Avenue, Suite 6
Bismarck, ND 58503-0649
(701) 328-7595 (Fax)
Hours of business are:
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed on National Holidays