Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Author Visit: Ms. Jango-Cohen

To kick off our nonfiction unit, the second graders had a special treat: Local author Ms. Judith Jango-Cohen came to visit.  Ms. Jango-Cohen has been coming to visit the second graders at Fox Hill for over ten years.

This PTO sponsored event is a wonderful introduction to our nonfiction unit.  Ms. Jango-Cohen took the children through the organizing, planning and organizing of writing.  We learned about alliteration, rhyming and painting pictures with words.  Ms. Jango-Cohen explained to the children how she does research for her books, including visiting the Burlington Fire Department and the local libraries.  Then she talked about how she can not just write one draft of a book and encouraged the children to take a risk and write their own stories.

Since Ms. Jango-Cohen's first visit, she has been back to watch some of the Nonfiction Book Talk projects the children have been presenting.  She was quite impressed with the quality of work the children produced and was amazed at how confidently they presented.

Thank you to the PTO for sponsoring this event.  We look forward to Ms.Jango-Cohen coming back in mid May to kick off our Multi-cultural event and teach the children about Immigration.

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