The class used their devices to research and read about many memorable individuals throughout history such as, Jackie Robinson, Milton Hershey, Jane Goodall, and Nellie Bly, as part of their first ELA unit. Each student selected a memorable individual and created a realistic fiction story based around a small moment in that person's life. This activity was part of their culminating event. Once each story was written, texts were transcribed into bound books, and colorfully illustrated.
Every author needs an audience and a platform for “selling” their books, so second grade students and BCPS officials were invited to “Meet the Authors.” These guests were given a recording form and invited to visit ten authors, listen to them read their books, and obtain their autographs in order to document their visits.
These fourth grade authors captured the hearts of their audiences and inspired them to research and write their own stories! Stay tuned for future publications!