Murphy School celebrated World Read Aloud Day last week by Skyping with various authors across the United States. Each grade level was paired with an author and joined them in a Skype visit in the library on Wednesday. In preparation for their visits, students read a book (or books) by their author and generated questions for their author ahead of time.
First grade met Michael Scotto from Pennsylvania; he read them one of his books using fun character voices. Second grade met Carmela Coyle from Colorado; she introduced them to her letter writing book Thank You, Aunt Tallulah! Third grade met author Janie Lynn Panagopoulos, a Michigan native who now resides in Virginia. Fourth grade met author Tanya Lee Stone.
The children read and discussed her nonfiction book Elizabeth Leads the Way: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Right to Vote. Fifth grade had the pleasure of meeting New York author, Kenneth C. Davis; he writes the best selling nonfiction series You Don’t Know Much About. Kindergarten classrooms will also participate in an upcoming Skype visit with author Natasha Wing on the 13th of March.