This is Read Across America Week, and we are excited to celebrate the accomplishment of one very bright student!
Ms. Priscilla Kersey teaches Honors English and one special student wrote her own children's book. She came up with the setting, story line, and dialogue all on her own. Ms. Kersey caught up with student Ella McClellan to ask her what inspired her work. Her book is titled The Stories of Willow and June: The Summertastic Festival.
What was your response for writing this story? Ella: I was never really able to write from a younger perspective before. I always like learning something new each year and incorporating new skills I’ve learned, so I wanted to adapt the things we learned in this unit for a children’s book.
What does this story mean to you? Ella: I have always enjoyed younger kids, so I wanted to create something just for them. I also think it is important to think about who you’re influencing. This story teaches adaptability in the face of obstacles, and that is a good thing for kids to learn.
Check out the book at this link: http://bit.ly/acmsbook
We love to encourage creativity and learning with all of our students.
We are AC!