4TH Grade ELA students hit the ground running with the new district wide curriculum: EL Education. Students study a variety of genres including a unit of exploration of poetry. During this unit students read the poetry novel “Love That Dog” by Sharon Creech. As their love for poetry grew so did their desire to think outside the box.
As an extension of the lessons, the students decided to write letters to the author, Sharon Creech, expressing not only their positive feedback about the story, but also asking thought-provoking questions. These students were the only 4th graders in the district to participate in this endeavor! To their pleasant surprise, Sharon Creech replied, answering the students’ questions and thanking them for their thoughtful letters.