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January 23, 2014 VG Teaching Resources Vocab & ELA Res, VG Author Interviews 6-12, Vocab Gal, ELA 6-8, ELA 9-12, ELA Focus - Vocabulary, ELA Focus - Author Interviews

Author Interview: Andrea Cremer

Andrea Cremer is among the amazing number of incredibly kind and talented young adult authors who have graciously allowed me to accost them for interviews.  She has written the best-selling Nightshade series (and now prequels), co-authored Invisibility with David Levithan and now has a new book, The Inventor’s Secret, coming out in April.  I love what she says about words:

 

Andrea Cremer is among the amazing number of incredibly kind and talented young adult authors who have graciously allowed me to accost them for interviews.

“Words are just magic…they are so beautiful; they offer comfort and incredible strength.”

Wow Andrea! She was so thoughtful and articulate, and I truly love all of her books. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

Common Core State Standards:

Reading Literature/Informational Text Standard 4. Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text

Speaking & Listening Standard 3. Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.

Language Standard 3. Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts.

Language Standard 4. Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown words

Language Standard 5. Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meaning.

Language Standard 6. Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge