Writing Creatively About the Real World--the CCSS in Action-- by Vicki Cobb

by  Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank

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Want your students to learn how to read for knowledge and write powerfully about the real world? Why not learn from Vicki Cobb who has written 90 books, won awards and also is a Contributor to the Huffington Post.  Vicki unpacks  her  researching and writing processes as  she interacts with you and your students.

They will learn authentic tips on:
How to research.
How to interview experts.
How to organize material
How to bring your writing to life so others will want to read it.

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About This Program


By Request: $300.00
By Request Premium: $270.00

All invoicing and payment is through Ink Think Tank, LLc


one hour

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Minimum participants:

no miniumum

Maximum participants:

40 students and their teachers

Primary Disciplines

Language Arts/English, Literacy, Problem Solving, Reading, Sciences, Social Studies/History, Writing

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)

Booking Information

You may book one program by an author or book the series with a program by each author.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

No charge for cancellation due to nature. $100 kill fee if cancelled within forty-eight hours. We make every effort to reschedule.

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Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank

White Plains, NY
United States

The Common Core State Standards have focused attention on process and using nonfiction in the classroom. Our Authors on Call from iNK Think Tank embody the CCSS. This team uses their extraordinary breadth of knowledge to transform today's classrooms into vital centers of learning. These authors are experts in processing enormous amounts of information, sifting through it and synthesizing it into works with added value. So why not talk to these masters of 21st century skillsand let them unpack their process for your students? They are eager to share their knowledge with you and to help you inspire your students with books kids love to read about subjects you're required to teach. So far our authors include Jan Adkins, Vicki Cobb,  Roxie Munro, Dorothy Hinshaw Patent,Carla Killough McClafferty, Kerrie Hollihan, Aline Alexander Newman, David M. Schwartz, Alexandra Siy,  Peggy Thomas, Marissa Moss, Jan Adkins, and Andrea Warren. Keep coming back as we add more authors and new programs.

Vicki Cobb

Program Details


This is a conversation with a lot of interaction between the author and students. It is most helpful to students if they ask specific questions about the writing issues that they struggle with most.


As a result of our programs students will:
Understand the many research resources available to them
Be inspired to apply what they’ve heard to their own writing
Have a heightened awareness of how to reach an audience through their writing.
Develop an appreciation of the many choices a writer makes in communicating.
See the possibilities in writing about the real world that goes well beyond reiterating information.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

This program meets the CCSS literacy standards in grade-appropriate ways. The issues addressed include:
Text Types and Purposes
Production and Distribution of Writing
Research to Build and Present Knowledge
Range of Writing