Author Brian Fox Ellis performed magic on Wednesday. He captivated a gym full of middle school students, and kept them engaged in stories about Abraham Lincoln for more than an hour! The audience enjoyed his stories about a young Abraham, and life on the prairie, as well as a tale about the Underground Railroad. After the assembly, Mr. Fox spent time with the 6th and 7th grade students. He worked with individual classes to develop historical narrative writing and authentic poetry. They did a fantastic job of writing poetry and learned more about how to make a story come alive.
Brian "Fox" Ellis will be returning to Springfield on Saturday, February 14, 2009. He will be a part of the Mr. Lincoln's Science Fair at the Illinois State Museum from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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