by Elizabeth Mosier
Summary by MiddleWeb SmartBrief
"Students in Toughkenamon, Pa., recently participated in their school's annual Young Writers Day by visiting with author and adult-literacy advocate Elizabeth Mosier. "Writers are archaeologists," Mosier explained to her fourth-grade hosts. "We dig up a piece of experience and study it, then we put what we've learned into words." She then asked students to study a number of "artifacts" she'd collected and use sensory detail and metaphor to describe what they saw."