On Wednesday, November 18, Patton School was visited by author and illustrator Ethan Long. In two presentations, one for K-2, and one for grades 3-5, Mr. Long shared the process of creating a book, showing students how their ideas in one brainstrorming session could eventually become a story. He asked students to choose one animal, and its name and then proceeded to draw their ideas. He also shared his lastest creation in "book dummy" form, which is a collaboration between his drawings and words for one character, and another illustrator's drawings for the other character. We are grateful to the PTA for bringing students another opportunity to learn about and even watch the writing process live and in person!
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I am the Library Media Center director at Patton School in Arlington Heights where I help students from kindergarten through 5th grade find terrific independent reading for enjoyment and information, and teach students the skills to use information and technology safely and productively and to connect, communicate and share with others. I have four grown children, a large black dog, (flat coat retriever) and a small striped cat. I am an obessive Chicago Cubs fan and I love to run.