As we are in-between genre studies, teachers are immersing students in different authors including Wallace Edwards, Barbara Lehman and Georgia Heard. The focus is on how authors craft their writing or illustrations. Students are delving into crafting bold leads, looking at pictures to see how the illustrations tell the story, and creating a peer editing and revising station.
Students have also created a publishing company where authors can become illustrators or collaborate with another artist. In addition they have created a Literacy Choice area to work and manipulate words.