Shannon J. Gordon

To improve their at-risk students’ writing and comprehension skills, Ms. Gordon and Mr. Schechter implement their creative writing program, “An Author You Can’t Refuse.” Students develop realistic, comical narratives about their school experience and use improvisational performances to create a script for a public assembly. To inspire future students, participants record the writing process and edit the footage into a “reality” television show to be submitted to the local educational station.