First Grade Author's Visit

On Wednesday, December 4, 2019, I left my third grade classroom to go to Mrs. Smith’s room. She was my second grade teacher last year. Now, she teaches first grade. I went inside, and she explained what I was going to do. She said to get any chair and sit down. Then, she said to start reading. Before I read my book, Ghost Text, she paid me for a copy of my book. She over paid me. I had to give her five dollars in change. After that, I read chapter 1 and 2 of my book. I didn’t enjoy reading my book as much because I sometimes messed up my words or forgot where I stopped reading. I need to practice reading my book aloud more.

When I was finished reading chapter 1 and 2, Mrs. Smith asked the first graders if they had any questions. One of them asked if I drew the pictures. I said my mom hired an illustrator to draw the pictures for me. When I was leaving, they wanted to read more of my book. I had to go, and I said bye. I wished I could have read to kindergarten after reading to first grade.

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My First Author’s Visit

On Thursday, April 4th, I read my soon to be published book aloud to my class. My mom brought a digital copy for my class to view while I read. My teacher, Mrs. Smith, gave me the microphone so my class could hear me better. After I finished reading the book, my classmates clapped, and then they started asking me questions. These are a couple questions they asked me, and this is what I said.

1. Why did you choose that topic?

I chose this topic because I went there. I wrote about it because I knew a lot about it.

2. How long did it take for you to finish your story?

It took a long time, almost one year.

My mom started talking about how you publish a book after I answered all of the questions. She is a librarian.  My mom showed my classmates different versions of my story. Then, kids asked my mom questions and even my teacher asked my mom a question.

When it was over, I felt proud of myself because I never read aloud to my class before.

Talk to you soon!

Jerry