This past week, Admirals accepted the 2017 Reading Bingo Challenge and spent some time selecting titles for their bingo boards. We also has the opportunity to Skype with author e.E. Charlton-Trujillo on World Read Aloud Day on Thursday of this week. During this chat, we learned so much about the creative process and how as a writer our voice and depth of connection really can make a difference. Ms. Charlton-Trujillo spent time sharing with us about how she began writing out a a sense of loss and transformed her life as a film maker and writer. We also had a special visit from one of my former students who aspires to be a writer and felt the chat really invigorated her desire to put pen to paper and share her voice with the world.
We also had the opportunity of a few book recommendations from authors Jason Reynolds, John Lewis/Andrew Aydin, and of course Ms. Charlton-Trujillo's books. Titles such as March, Ghost, As Brave as You, All American Boys, and Fat Angie were amongst the books students where chatting about.
What a phenomenal start and we are looking forward to more author visits at Swanson and digging into Award Books in the coming weeks!