Ms. Hackett's 3rd grade class Skyped with author Jane Sutcliffe. She has written a series of biographies, including one about Walt Disney which the class read a portion of out loud. The author shared there is a common theme about all the people she has written about; they are all very determined.
The students asked excellent questions and learned lots about the writing process and the books Ms. Sutcliffe has written. She shared that her biography about Barrack Obama was inspired based on student suggestion. When asked about their suggestions for future biographies Tai suggested Michael Jackson. The author also gave a "sneak peek" of her upcoming picture book about William Shakespeare and read us a sentence she worked nearly a whole day on! It included exciting vocabulary such as "bustling" and "clanking".