Connecting Readers and Writers
*During the 2018/2019 school year, I heard about the #kidsneedmentors program. I submitted my name but I was missed the deadline, but was told to apply again for 2019/2020.
*After submitting my name/class for this current school year, I was thrilled to learn that my students would be paired with a writer.
*I was even more thrilled when I learned it was going to be Sally J. Pla.
*On Wednesday, October 16th we had our second Skype visit with Sally. My writers had worked on a piece of writing called "The Best Part of Me". We spent some of the time sharing our writing with Sally and getting her feedback.
*Sally also shared her own version of this writing assignment with the class. We loved hearing what Sally wrote about the best part of her. She created a riddle about her HEART.
*Some of our time was also spent just talking about books, reading, and other various topics.
*Even after two visits, I can tell my fourth graders are enjoying the time with Sally and gaining so much information and learning that I would never be able to provide.
*Here are some images of our time with author Sally J. Pla...