Author Adam Glendon Sidwell is excited to share his interactive and motivating assembly with your school. The Art of Story draws on Adam’s experiences as an animator for blockbuster Hollywood films (Tron, Pirates of the Caribbean, Thor, etc), teaches Common Core writing principles such as structure, narrative and theme as well as provides real life writing experiences. The presentation reinforces the diverse educational skills required for students to develop their own stories.
Using rich visuals from blockbuster films students know, Adam engages students and teaches them a love for reading and writing!
Using rich visuals from blockbuster films students know, Adam engages students in:
Setting Writing Goals
Drawing from Personal Experience
Adam has motivated thousands of students to put their pens to paper and write their own stories!
Adam teaches Common Core Standards including :
Moral Dilemma & Character Development
Writing for an audience
Adam engages students, inviting them to be part of the show. They come away with answers to their questions like:
Where do you get story ideas from?
How long does it take to animate a movie?
Do you know Thor?
Here’s what teachers and principals had to say about Adam’s Art of Story presentation.
“Loved the way he incorporated movie clips and book passages into the talk — it really put things into context for the kids. Loved it!”
“If you ever get a chance to have an author visit, please consider Adam Sidwell. Wow!!!! Adam is so dynamic and relates to all grade levels. His performances are compelling, his energy and excitement for his craft is contagious.”
“The best author assembly I’ve seen in years!”