Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Diversity in Childrens Books

As schools prepare for a critical academic year like no other, educators are looking to engage with students in essential literacy skills while providing high-quality literature that students can relate to, enjoy and learn from.

Join Jennifer Serravallo, renowned literacy consultant, expert, and New York Times bestselling author, and Adjoa Burrowes, educator, artist, and award-winning Lee & Low author and illustrator for an Live-Only Webinaras they discuss:

  • how diversity and identity fits into reading instruction
  • how to incorporate race and social justice into your literacy block
  • explicit tips for supporting comprehension, phonics instruction, and writing techniques with incredible texts

Attendees will come away with book recommendations, resources, and more importantly practical and concrete strategies to take with you into your own respective setting.

Whether you are a teacher, librarian, administrator, or parent, please join us for this incredibly timely and essential conversation about the importance of diversity for young readers in kindergarten and first grade. 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Kindergarten teacher, Damaa Bell and Adjoa Burrowes
My ten week art and writing residency at Ludlow Taylor elementary school ended today with a gallery walk of student artist books created during the residency. Each book housed picture stories and written narratives. During the residency, kindergarten students created tissue paper collages referencing a springtime memory and used the picture as a bridge to writing their unique narratives. Other images were created in their winter books about a memory during winter break. Students learned several basic book forms including the flag and accordion book and learned how to create paste paper with pigment and adhesive to make textured effects on paper. The final books demonstrated their understanding of bookmaking, creative writing, and art processes including collage. All students were totally engaged in the creative process. Thank you Ms. Bell for being a great partner in learning!
Students created Spring and Winter accordion books that
housed their visual and written narratives.
One student sharing her writing with her parents.

Student proudly sharing her collage picture story with her mom.

One proud author and illustrator posing with her Dad.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Putting Bee Banners Together

Adding the flowers, bees, sun and trees that the 2nd grade
students at Seaton ES created.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Bee Banner Teamwork

Students at Seaton created paste paper flowers to add to the Bee Banners

Working in a team to create the hexagon honeycomb