Edith Cain - Room 14 - Year 4

Welcome to Room 14’s class page. The fourth term is always a busy term and this one has surely started off at a frantic pace.

Our integrated study for Term 4 is a school wide topic called ‘Let’s Get Published’. Last week Mr Jackson organised for the author Kathy White to come and speak to us about being an author. She told us about how she gets her ideas for her stories, the process that authors have to go through to get their writing published, and how she went about getting her first pieces of writing published.  

Kathy read a section out of one of her stories called ‘Muffins……. Before she started to read she dressed up some of our classmates to be the characters in the story. It was really good listening to the author read her own writing.  We all thought that authors would make a good living out of writing but we found out that authors do not make very much money at all out of a story that is published. The money the author receives from each book has to be shared with the illustrator. Here some pictures we took during the visit.


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