RAUC 6th graders thoroughly enjoyed a visit from Elinor Teele, author of The Mechanical Mind of John Coggin
. Using a clip from Monty Python and the Holy Grail
, she coached the students to collaboratively build a story. They created a character ("What is your name?"), his motivation ("What is your quest?"), and villains and challenges for him to encounter ("What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?"). Students were then encouraged to go tell their own story! We hope this will be the first of many author visits at RAUC.