Speaking to Teachers About Writing
Overview of Dave and Pete's book and How it Fits with the Common Core
Darien, CT, Times
Adventure Assemblies &
(Edutopia Profile) february 2010 issue
Student Adventure Writing & Digital Storytelling Projects
March 9, 2014
I can't begin to tell you how many children thought you were the best author ever!!! They loved hearing about your adventures, research and family tales. It was a unique experience for all.
Library Media Specialist
Sea Cliff School
Long Island, NY
Receiving a certificate and polar bear from Defenders of Wildlife in DC for the donation made in honor of Altamont Elementary School.
Presentation in Schools: Description
A School Prepares for Peter's Visit
Using Wikipedia in Research (a wonderful esploration of how to use wikipedia in student research and writing)
Good Writing is indeed Detailed Writing
Some wonderful students at Mohansic Elementary School this week caught the spirit of
the writing workshop!!
Sophia and Laura
May 9, 2012 Interview with 3rd Graders at Mohansic Elementary in Yorktown Heights, NY
March 11, 2014
I wanted to pass on a couple of priceless grade 3/4 student comments after seeing you. My favorites:
"A final thing I learned was how to catch piranhas. They look cute, but never trust them."
"Man, he is very, very funny. He made me feel like I was going to laugh my eyeballs out."
Sheldon Elementary School
Sheldon, VT 05483
Hudson River Video
This one-hour video stemmed from Peter Lourie's historic journey down the Hudson. In 1995 Syracuse University Press published "River of Mountains: A Canoe Journey Down the Hudson," the journal of Lourie's three-week trip down the entire 315-mile length of the Hudson River from the river's source in the Adirondack Mountains to the sea. The book combines his personal experiences with descriptions of the landscape and natural features. On the upper Hudson, Lourie vividly describes exciting whitewater rides--some wild, some slow. On the lower river he captures the joys of crowded paddling. Throughout the book, he provides a historical recounting of the development of civilization along the river. The many people he meets along the way, including loggers, fishermen, guides, and barge pilots, add to the richness of his tale. Before Lourie's trip, there is no record of anyone having made the journey before in the same vessel.
****The Lost Treasure of Captain Kidd
now available as ebook/Kindle/Ipad, etc ***
The Lost Treasure of Captain Kidd: Classroom Activities, Writing exercises, discussion questions
Highlights for Children article
Inca Treasure in the Cloud Forest
Signing at Schools & BOOK PLATES
“Your three presentations at Driscoll School today were fabulous, 5 star wonders. What a wonderful mix of storytelling and information. It was particularly impressive to see how you engaged our third grade students to the same degree as our students in grade 7 and 8. Your presentation included such a variety of ways to present information. The children were riveted from the demonstration of how to pack for a river trip to the great powerpoint display. The examples of how you keep a digital journal provided a great springboard to writing I know teachers will try. The students were so entranced by your adventures that we had to prise them out of their seats to go to lunch. Your writing spans so many topics we teach about in our schools. Your range of books made it clear to our students that you have traveled the world and brought it back to them. Students were in the library at the end of the day looking for your work. We can't wait to have you back!”
Amy Neale, Librarian, The Driscoll School, Brookline, MA
Dear Mr. Lourie,
I just wanted you to know that you made such an impression on my special-needs students. They struggle in so many areas, but will always remember your visit. We had an English assignment where they had to fill-in-the blank. One of the questions, was "Who is your favorite author?" The whole class said in unison, "Peter Lourie!" They don't always have great recall on information they learn, so this was really BIG for them!
Special Ed Teacher - 4th and 5th grade
Crosby Elementary School
El Paso, Texas
Printable PDF flyer
Photos from a Visit and Letters and Drawings from kids
blanks and answers
(Prices) & Book Signing at Schools
Share Classroom Exercises
goal is to develop a new 5th
grade state report project, which blends research
with adventure writing. Looking at the way we taught this unit last year, we
found that the research portion of this project was very beneficial to the
students. However, the writing portion was lacking in creativity and was very
fairly unmotivating to the students. This proposed project would maintain the
research portion, but would add creativity and excitement to the writing portion.
We will also add a portion which will help students to identify similarities
and differences between states and regions. "
student papers that came from this
David Somoza and Brett Adams
Francis L. Stevens
Ballston Lake, NY
it downloads onto your computer, it will be called
From A Presentation."
& Signings...Contact Kerri at ChildrensAuthorsAlly.com
Children's Authors' Ally LLC
2 Trails End
Rye, NY 10580
more information about signings, school visits, and ordering
books for your school
of the Author to Print