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Lauren Tarshis visited our third through fifth grade classes to share her books and writing process with us. Lauren shared a secret...she did not finish her first book until she was 14 years old. She explained that she had a tough time keeping track of the plot, characters, and other story elements, until she finally learned that she needed to take notes while she read, and read each page at least three times! Lauren also shared that nobody ever expected her to be a writer, including herself. Hard work and a change in her thinking made her realize that she could indeed become an author. Lauren and Scholastic also gave every student a copy of a historical I Survive journal so students could also take some notes of historical ideas they have. Students loved hearing from this popular author!