Kind Words

 I am often asked to return to schools for repeat visits. Here are some comments from previous schools:

I loved to find out about new ideas and the ways to present information to my students about the writing process. The fact that you were able to show them how often you edited and revised the first sentence of your story, highlighted that writing is a process and that making changes and revising are so very important not only to the writer, but also to the reader. ~ West Northfield Eastern Shore Elementary, Nova Scotia

All of the students begged me to read more each day as I read one of your novels. Thank you for inspiring my students. You have a way of writing that gets into the minds of young readers. Many of them have chosen more Martin Bridge books and decided to do a book report on them. ~ Springvale Elementary, Nova Scotia

I can honestly say that every student and teacher who I spoke with enjoyed Jessica’s presentation very much. Many students in my grade six class wanted to borrow her books from our school library including some very reluctant readers. It was a great day for my kids and Jessica made a difference in their education. ~ Colby Village Elementary, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Jessica gave one of the best presentations we have had at the school. It was amazing, it kept the attention of the children, and they were able to make connections with her real life pictures. Showing them her revisions was great. They said she rocked! ~ Dutch Settlement Elementary School, Elmsdale, Nova Scotia

Our Grades 2 to 5 classes were treated to outstanding presentations by author Jessica Scott Kerrin. The presentations focused on how Jessica decided to become a writer, what it was like to be a writer and where she gets her ideas from. ~ L.T. Westlake School, Taber, Alberta

Jessica was informative and friendly. The students listened very attentively to her. Our school is a special needs school and I was worried about the attention span of our students. I was thrilled when they remained interested to the very end. ~ Dr. Oakley School, Calgary, Alberta

Grade 3 students and staff attended and very much enjoyed Jessica’s hour-long presentation. Her reading and PowerPoint slides were very clear and kept the students’ interest. Some quotes from the attendees were: ‘awesome!’, ‘lots of fun’ and ‘really good’. ~ Coaldale Public Library, Coaldale, Alberta

Jessica Scott Kerrin was one of the best authors we have had at the school. She successfully motivated our students to want to read her books and provided them with tools to write about their own life experiences, sparking interest for both students and teachers. ~ John MacNeil School, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

My class was enthralled with Jessica’s presentation and keenly interested in what writers do and how they do it. They could relate, very well, to her crafting a story from idea (and one they could relate well to through her interesting real life experience) to ending (that is finishing a rough draft). They’re just learning that ‘the end’ is only the beginning of their job as writers. Her wonderful slide show presentation added so much to the telling! It truly made what she had to say more powerful and gave all of us encouragement! ~ LeMarchant St. Thomas, Halifax, Nova Scotia


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