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Carol Otis Hurst

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Carol Hurst
52 Brookwood Dr.
Florence, Massachusetts 01062
United States

Company Description: Free literature based classroom units, reviews of great books for kids, ways to use them in the classroom, free teaching guides and activities. Picture Books,...   more
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Carol Otis Hurst 1933 - 2007 Westfield, Massachusetts - Carol Otis Hurst died at home January 22nd at age 73. Carol was a life long resident of Westfield and taught many years there and in West Springfield. For the past 30 years she worked as a storyteller and educational consultant. She wrote many books for both teachers and children. Her recent success as a childrens' author brought her great joy and satisfaction. Carol is survived by her two daughters, Jill Hurst and Rebecca Otis along with her two grandsons, Jesse and Keith Otis.
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Carol Otis Hurst was a nationally-known storyteller, lecturer, author and language arts consultant. Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, Carol taught for many years, beginning her teaching career in Columbus, Ohio, and going on to Minneapolis before returning to her native New England. Her classroom experience included all the grades from pre-school through grade three.
Her interest in children's books led her to school library work and it was during her years as librarian at Juniper Park School in Westfield, Massachusetts that storytelling, which had always been part of her life, took an even larger role. As her reputation as a storyteller became more widely known, she began her long-time association with Teaching K-8 Magazine, conducting teacher workshops in children's literature, language arts and storytelling around the country for the magazine and writing two monthly columns for that magazine since 1973.
For the rest of her life she wrote many articles and taught at colleges and universities around the country on the subject of literature, whole language and storytelling. She worked with audiences in all fifty states as well as several other countries.
Carol was one of three authors of the Early Childhood Program published by SRA in October, 1994. She wrote many major books for teachers: Once Upon a Time, an Encyclopedia for Using Literature with Young Children (available from SRA). Long Ago and Far Away, an Encyclopedia for Using Literature with Children in Grades Three and Up (SRA/McGraw), In Times Past: Teaching U.S. History through Literature (SRA/McGraw). Two volumes of her series: Carol Otis Hurst's Picture Book Guide are now available. Volume one is for PreK and Kindergarten Teachers and Volume two, for first and second grades. (SRA/McGraw Hill). Picturing Math: Using Picture Books in the Math Program (SRA, McGraw Hill). Curriculum Connections: Picture Books in Grades 3 and Up (Linworth Publishing), Using Literature in the Middle School Curriculum (available soon from Linworth Publishing), Open Books: Literature in the Curriculum: Kindergarten through Grade 2 (soon to be published by Linworth)
In her sixties Carol began writing books for children. Her titles include:
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Carol Otis Hurst died at home on January 22nd at the age of 73.
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by Carol Hurst and Rebecca Otis
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This document is from Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site at http://www.carolhurst.com.
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"I can't think of anyone who knows more about children's books than Carol Otis Hurst. Not only what they're about, and who wrote them (and when), and whether they're any good - or not so good - or downright awful; but also how to make use of them. Carol can tell you which book to place in the not-very-receptive hands of a scowling, reluctant reader: just the right book, the one that will make him grin, make him read, make his life change. Or the reassuring book for the needy, troubled child: Carol knows that title, too, and how to offer it with a gentle touch. If I were a teacher, I would think of Carol Otis Hurst as one of my most important resources.
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Carol Otis Hurst may be the answer to all those needs. She can weave a magic spell as she blends books, poetry, writing and stories into an experience that will touch people of all ages.
Storytelling: Carol works with children in the classroom or library, telling stories that have direct connections to reading. Her storytelling style is informal and done without gimmicks or props, letting the story itself enchant and inspire, leaving children with the thought that there are many more good stories in those library books just waiting to be discovered. MORE DETAILS ABOUT STORYTELLING
Teacher In-Service: Carol's in-service workshops for teachers make connections between trade books and the curriculum. Teachers are often overwhelmed by the sheer volume of available trade books. Who's got time to find the ones that fit the exact spot in the curriculum? Carol does and she brings them with her, showing teachers how to lead discussions and conduct meaningful activities based on the literature without destroying either the books or the kids' love of them. MORE DETAILS ABOUT IN-SERVICE
Parent Workshops: Carol's workshops for parents show how oral language and reading aloud is the key to raising readers and writers and students eager to know more. She encourages parents to relate family stories to their children, making history a personal experience. The books Carol uses in these workshops are gems that will delight the adult reader as well as the eager child listener, making the point that there is no upper age limit to a good book. MORE DETAILS ABOUT PARENT WORKSHOPS
Keynote Speaking: Carol's keynote addresses for conventions and large group meetings are a delightful combination of laughter and tears. She usually starts with a story and then shares with the audience their probable reactions as they experienced the story. Using that as a base Carol talks about the need for storytelling as part of the human experience. Because her own storytelling style is non-threatening, she can inspire her listeners to share some of the stories they know well with children who need and want to hear them. She makes connections between the stories and the reading/writing experience leaving her audiences wanting more. In follow-up sessions at these conventions, Carol shows ways to connect books, stories and the curriculum. MORE DETAILS ABOUT KEYNOTING
WHO IS CAROL OTIS HURST?
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by Carol Hurst and Rebecca Otis
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This document is from Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site at http://www.carolhurst.com.
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Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site 52 Brookwood Dr. Florence, MA 01062
Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Newsletter. Volume 8, Number 3
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Featured Book: In Plain Sight by Carol Otis Hurst.
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Carol and I have just completed our first novel together. She's written three but together we've only done nonfiction. This has been very exciting. I've done most of the research and Carol has done most of the writing.
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Here are a couple of upcoming appearances, speeches or workshops by Carol:
May 23, 2003 - Bishop School, Storytelling and Inservice in Norwich, CT June 5, 2003 - Clay County Florida Teachers' Inservice in Jacksonville, FL
You can find out more information on any of these by writing to Carol Hurst at rebecca@carolhurst.com
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Featured Book: In Plain Sight by Carol Otis Hurst.
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by Carol Hurst and Rebecca Otis
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This document is from Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site at http://www.carolhurst.com.
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Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site 52 Brookwood Dr. Florence, MA 01062
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Carol Otis Hurst's Consultants 41 Colony Drive, Westfield, MA 01085 - email: rebecca@carolhurst.com (413) 562-3412
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by Carol Hurst and Rebecca Otis
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This document is from Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site at http://www.carolhurst.com.
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Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site does not collect and store information about individual web site visitors.
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Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site 52 Brookwood Dr. Florence, MA 01062 email: rebecca@carolhurst.com
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