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Edgewood Highland School Library: Jon Scieszka


Just like Jon Scieszka shares stores from his childhood in Knucklehead, you are going to share a story from your life.  Think of something funny, silly, crazy, or downright unbelievable that happened in your life and think about how you would tell the story.  We will brainstorm some ideas together.  We will be creating a class video of our stories to share.  Here are a few things to remember:

  • When Jon tells his stories, he sometimes exaggerates his stories so think of how you can embellish your story.  
  • Stories should take between 1-3 minutes to read out loud.  We don't want anything too long or too short!
  • Add some humor!  
  • Think about having a "catchy" introduction


Knucklehead Book Trailer

Meeting Jon

Although I have always enjoyed his books, meeting Jon Scieszka made me appreciate and love his books even more.  He is one of the funniest people I have ever met (he even had me in tears when he told some of the stories from his childhood).  Even though he autographed hundreds of books and met dozens of people, he was incredibly nice and gracious and he loved hearing all about my libraries and schools.  I hope you can appreciate and love Jon Scieszka's work as much as I do!


-Ms. Tanner


Other Sites

Want to know more about Jon Scieszka?  Visit the websites below!