Our Lady of Mercy Regional School students Skyped with author Marissa Moss from California on June 16 to learn about the writing profession.
Students in grades 1-4 joined Keri Ziemacki’s fifth-grade class to observe and participate as Ms. Moss mentored the group to write their own historical narratives based on a family member. Students asked Ms. Moss several questions, including: “What inspires you to write?” “What is it like getting a book published?” “Where do you write?” and “Do you have any writing tips for our class?”
Ms. Ziemacki said the Skype session gave students a unique opportunity to meet an author remotely.
“The students claimed that it was one of the best learning experiences they had in writer’s workshop this year,” she said.