Book project turns pupils into authors
| Jan 18, 2011
Metairie Academy for Advanced Studies in Metairie, Louisiana, launched a book project last September that included all 423 students in kindergarten through fifth grade. The third-, fourth-, and fifth-graders wrote individual 17-page books, while the kindergarten, first-, and second-grade classes did their books as a class project.
The project, spearheaded by third-grade English teacher Kim Bourgeois, concluded in December with “Write Night” where the pupils and their parents were able to see their finished product — a published book. The night also included sessions on writing for pupils and parents.
To learn more about Metairie Academy’s book project, read Earl Hodges’ article in the Community Features section of NOLA.com, from The Times-Picayune.