1. Story Detectives is a writing program that ran for four years at Will Rogers Learning Community in Santa Monica. Fifth graders take recording devices and capture ideas for stories from the world around them -- their families, friends, and the neighborhood. We transcribe those recordings, then invite professional writers to come into the classroom to help the students transform the stories they found into monologues that are performed on stage by professional actors.

    I co-founded this with teacher and educator Dr. Devon Smith, and we are seeking funding and support to relaunch the program!

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  2. Story Detectives is a writing program that ran for four years at Will Rogers Learning Community in Santa Monica. Fifth graders take recording devices and capture ideas for stories from the world around them -- their families, friends, and the neighborhood. We transcribe those recordings, then invite professional writers to come into the classroom to help the students transform the stories they found into monologues that are performed on stage by professional actors.

    I co-founded this with teacher and educator Dr. Devon Smith, and we are seeking funding and support to relaunch the program!

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  3. This was a monologue written by a fifth grader, refined by a professional writer, and performed by a professional actor, as part of the Story Detectives Program at Will Rogers Elementary School in Santa Monica

    Story Detectives is a writing program that ran for four years at Will Rogers Learning Community in Santa Monica. Fifth graders take recording devices and capture ideas for stories from the world around them -- their families, friends, and the neighborhood. We transcribe those recordings, then invite professional writers to come into the classroom to help the students transform the stories they found into monologues that are performed on stage by professional actors.

    I co-founded this with teacher and educator Dr. Devon Smith, and we are seeking funding and support to relaunch the program!

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  4. This was a monologue written by a fifth grader, refined by a professional writer, and performed by a professional actor, as part of the Story Detectives Program at Will Rogers Elementary School in Santa Monica

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  5. This was a monologue written by a fifth grader, refined by a professional writer, and performed by a professional actor, as part of the Story Detectives Program at Will Rogers Elementary School in Santa Monica.

    Story Detectives is a writing program that ran for four years at Will Rogers Learning Community in Santa Monica. Fifth graders take recording devices and capture ideas for stories from the world around them -- their families, friends, and the neighborhood. We transcribe those recordings, then invite professional writers to come into the classroom to help the students transform the stories they found into monologues that are performed on stage by professional actors.

    I co-founded this with teacher and educator Dr. Devon Smith, and we are seeking funding and support to relaunch the program!

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Story Detectives

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Story Detectives is a nonprofit educational program that helps kid learn how to write. I created it with Devon Smith, who is a friend and a teacher in the Santa Monica public schools. Students gather stories from their own families and their communities,…


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Story Detectives is a nonprofit educational program that helps kid learn how to write. I created it with Devon Smith, who is a friend and a teacher in the Santa Monica public schools. Students gather stories from their own families and their communities, and then professional writers help them refine these stories into monologues which professional actors perform on stage.

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