Begin with a Bang, End with a Snap! How to write anything with power and clarity by Vicki Cobb

by  Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank

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Want to hold your reader's attention?  Want to make them laugh or feel? Want to make a point, powerfully? Vicki Cobb, author of 90 nonfiction books for children and a blogger for the Huffington Post, shows you how.

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About This Program


Multipoint: $300.00
Multipoint Premium: $270.00
Point to Point: $300.00
Point to Point Premium: $270.00

All invoicing and payment is through Ink Think Tank,Inc..


one hour or the more extended program with 3 sessions

Target Audience

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

Minimum participants:

no minimum

Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Language Arts/English, Literacy, Writing

Program Delivery Mode


Booking Information

This program can be a one-off with examples of different approaches or it can be a series of three conferences where the participants can submit their own writing for analysis and sharing.

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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


Discussion of the lede-- how to grab the reader's attention
Discussion of the concept--the meat of the idea you want to communicate.
Discussion of the conclusion. Materials to com


To become aware of the qualities of writing that hold the reader's attention.
To understand the importance of the lead or lede, as it is called in journalism to grab the reader's attention.
To understand how sequencing of concepts adds to clarity
To give some tips on how to think about the material you want to write about.
To learn how to make a point or come to a powerful conclusion.

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