Sixth grade students enjoyed a visit from local and well published author, Priscilla Cummings on Friday, November 4. The class is enjoying three of her books in a series that are being shared as a read aloud by their Language Arts teacher, Mrs. Redmon. In addition to learning about the influences that motivated her to become a writer, students also learned about the process of researching information for a novel, the revision process, working with an editor, the use of literary devices, story ideas and mapping, and the importance of using sensory images in writing.
Students had many questions for Ms. Cummings and much of the knowledge that she shared will be woven into classroom instruction over the coming weeks. Her visit was a real blessing to the students and they look forward to inviting her back again!