1st Grade Authors Tackle Series Books

Remote learning can't stop BHS superstar writers! Since the switch to remote learning, first grade authors have been bravely learning about a totally new type of writing... realistic fiction series. They have loved learning how to harness the power of their imaginations and create their very own unique characters who get in (and out!) of trouble. To allow readers to get to know the characters even better, these young authors made MANY stories about their character, instead of just one, and created whole series.
 
For mentoring and help along the way they looked to one  favorite series author, Cynthia Rylant, who has written the Mr. Putter and Tabby series, the Henry and Mudge series, and the Annie and Snowball series. Through studying her work, the 1st grade authors learned more about how to unfreeze characters, add in tiny realistic details, use patterns, build suspense, and organize their stories into chapter books. Their growth from a distance has AMAZED the teachers! To celebrate the completion of their first individual series, authors hosted read-alouds, created box sets, and shared with other authors on Zoom. They were glowing with pride and ready to tackle one more series before the year ends!
Located in Los Angeles, CA, Berkeley Hall School is a private, coeducational school for students in preschool through grade 8. Rigorous academics in a supportive atmosphere and grounded character development allow students to become fearless scholars and conscientious citizens - gain a love of learning, leadership with social responsibility, creativity with moral integrity, and self-esteem with compassion for others and the environment.