Vicki Cobb has written all kinds of material including narrative, expository, poetry, essays, and blogs. She can discuss preliminary research, which tells herwhether or not an idea is worth pursuing, background research where she informs herself about a subject, and digging deeper where she finds the fabulous nuggets that bring the subject to life.
As a result of this exposure to an author, students will learn:
* how to decide if a subject is worth pursuing
*the importance of reading for knowledge and background
*how to ask a meaningful question that a project will answer
*where to look for information that goes beyond the encyclopedia and makes a project come to life.
This program meets the CCSS literacy standards in grade-appropriate ways. The issues addressed include:
Text Types and Purposes
Production and Distribution of Writing
Research to Build and Present Knowledge
Range of Writing