As we created school-wide activities, these were some of our curricular goals to make her visit truly meaningful on multiple levels:
- Students discover the natural connections between literature and other subjects (art, music, science, technology, social studies, physical education, research, etc.);
- Students meet literary children/characters from different geographic regions, socioeconomic levels, and cultures;
- Students receive writing feedback from a successful children’s author;
- Students connect and interview both a published author and well-traveled humanitarian.
To learn a little about our experience, you can click these links to read both Karen Williams’ blog & the Capital Gazette article by Sharon Lee Tegler. Additionally, here are some ways to connect with both Karen and her books:
Book image from https://www.amazon.com/Galimoto-Reading-Rainbow-Karen-Williams/dp/0688109918/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1491874308&sr=8-1&keywords=gallimoto;
All other images from our experiences at our school.