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Ready to read: Frisco students get word wise


The following is from the October 27, 2010, edition of The South Lake Times. SMU Creative Writing Instructor Anastasia Suen provided expertise to this story.

November 2, 2010

By Jessica Rush

Parents, students, teachers and staff gathered Tuesday night at Heritage High School to prove once again that “Frisco Reads.” Library coordinator Leigh Ann Jones was in charge of organizing this year’s ninth Frisco Reads event, which gathered hundred of people and featured five published authors.

“We really want to celebrate reading and the written word with staff members and the community,” Jones said. . .

While the younger authors are just getting their feet wet in the literary world, Plano resident Anastasia Suen is working on her 120th book. A flurry of energy, Suen visited 31 Frisco ISD schools this month between teaching writing at Southern Methodist University and for online workshops.

“I talk about the six traits of writing,” Suen said, listing off ideas, organization, voice, sentence fluency, word choice and conventions as the steps she teaches older students attempting to write a book.

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