BUT...N.J. Bennett is at work on far more. She is developing Reader's Theatre presentations that can be used to present - in an entertaining, fun, informative way - the lives of the Great Heroes of the Faith. I have always been intrigued by church history, and after getting a glimpse of these Reader's Theatre productions, I am even more intrigued! N.J. has provided both a SCRIPT...for a stand-alone event...or all the notes & directions to make a Dinner Theatre production. I think homeschool groups could have SO much fun with this idea! (Or church choirs, or private schools, or...you get the idea!) We all need to learn more of what the lives of Martin and Katie Luther, St. Augustine, John Knox, Gladys Alward, Gregory the Great, and Roger Youderian can teach us.
Finally, the item I want to introduce as a great writer's aid for young writers: Norma Jean has made her story-boarding technique available in a workbook format for young writers. Those oldest of elementary students or middle-school students who love to write, who think they have a novel inside, but aren't quite sure how to...well...get it all set down properly on paper? This workbook may be just the thing to help them take the leap! I love the idea of using this workbook as a resource for a semester - or, dare I say, a year? - of creative writing work. Assignment: Finish the workbook, and finish your novel. Honestly, I suspect there are many young writers who would absolutely jump at the chance to sit one-on-one with an author and learn her process - and this is that opportunity! Take a look!