Hamilton elementary students participate in Young Authors’ Conference

The Hamilton School District hosted the fifth annual Young Authors Conference April 28 at St. James Catholic Church. Elementary reading teachers organized the event that brought together 140 fourth- and fifth-grades from the district’s four elementary schools.

Four professional writers gave presentations and talked with the young authors in the morning. After the sessions with the writers, students applied techniques they learned to write and revise paragraphs. In a large group setting, they shared their writing with others. An anthology of children’s writing was published and distributed at the conference.