March 9, 2014

Ms. Burton Shows Us How She's Creating a Children's Picture Book, and #WRAD14 Wrap-up

As part of our school's World Read Aloud Day celebration, professional artist and our Middle School art teacher Heather Burton did a presentation about she's creating a children's picture book.

Ms. Burton's son Conner, who is the main character of the book, read the latest draft of the book to us. How cool is that?

We learned a lot!

Ms. Burton was kind enough to allow us to record her presentation to the Photography class.

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The presentation topped off a week of World Read Aloud activities:
  • A padlet wall answering the question: "What is your earliest and fondest memory of someone reading aloud to you?" [wall, blog post]
  • A hangout with +Matthew Winner, creator of the WRAD14 Blogging Challenge, and Rosie Sutherland, a King Kekaulike student who didn't learn to read until she was 10. [hangout, blog post]
  • A read-aloud to kindergarteners in Litchfield, Massachusetts. [video, blog post]

This was the first time we participated in World Read Aloud Day!

Will we participate next year? You bet!

Happy reading aloud!