Writing Inspiration Within the Classroom at Fairfield
Instead of selecting a famous person from history to write about, students in Danielle McCaffery’s class at Fairfield Elementary School wrote about each other. With support from ESL teacher Mary Gaynor, students learned more about biography writing while getting to know their classmates a little better.
Students had to interview their partners and gather biographical information such as birthday, family, interests and personality traits. The lesson included a technology component as each child used an iPad to take a picture of his or her partners, which were included with the writing pieces.