We had a great meeting today with Linda Pillo, Literacy Coach at Dunbar School in Bridgeport. We dropped off about 500 books and hope to provide a lot more in the future - especially once their school library is reopened later this year
Ms Pillo planned to use the non-fiction books we brought to teach 3rd and 5th graders about how these books differ from fiction. She created a scavenger list of unique non-fiction elements, such as a table of contents, a glossary, captions, graphs, timelines, comparisons, etc and the kids will have to find as many as they can in the books they choose. Julio and I thought this was brilliant and we'll begin to read non-fiction in a whole new light.
Books sourced from: Greenwich Book swap, Cos Cob Library, Parkway School and Darien Book Aid