Author Scott Starkey Visits WDPS

IMG_7333.JPG
Author, teacher and Washington Drive Primary School parent Scott Starkey visited Karen Ritter’s second-grade classroom to explore with students what it means to be a writer. A fifth-grade teacher for over 15 years, Mr. Starkey recently wrote the middle school level novel How to Beat the Bully Without Really Trying.
    
Mr. Starkey explained how he uses his own experiences and observations to take notes for his books and discussed the processes of drafting, revising, editing and publishing a story. He made a clear connection between the skills taught in school during Writer’s Workshop and the work he does every day.  
    
Mr. Starkey took the time to answer students’ questions and shared the first chapter of the book he is currently writing, a sequel to his first novel.