We are so fortunate to have a supportive PTA. Our author visit by Kate Klise in December was funded by the PTA. The PTA in this district supports literacy, learning and truly believes in making education stimulating for the children. Students in the school were particularly enamored with Kate Klise’s nonfiction book, Stand Straight Ella Kate, which detailed the troubles and also the glory of growing up as a giant in the early 1900’s. Kate also wrote Little Rabbit and the Meanest Mother and other engrossing picture books that the children could not get enough of.
Kate had children create a story for the audience and also taught the learning community plot action with a culminating “ah ha moment.” The literacy coach liked the mini lesson so much that she even emailed the template Kate shared with us. Kate Klise was a pleasure and an inspiration to have. She encouraged teachers in their own artistic endeavors.
If you have never had Kate Klise visit, I highly recommend it!!! Her energy is contagious and it was truly the best author visit ever.