recently hosted award-winning children’s author Gail Karwoski as part of Cobb EMC Literacy Week. Cobb EMC sponsored the second annual Literacy Week to get students excited about reading and writing.
Karwoski encouraged over 600 students from Boston Elementary to use their public and school libraries. She gave presentations that varied in complexity for each age group.
She read from her picture books “Water Beds, Sleeping in the Ocean” and “River Beds, Sleeping in the World’s Rivers” to the youngest children. She also briefed students about her historical fiction books and the difficult process of research, writing and publishing books.
In one of her sessions, she described the challenges explorers Lewis and Clark faced in “Seaman, the Dog Who Explored the West with Lewis and Clark” as they traveled across uncharted American territory.
Claire Burns, Boston Elementary music teacher, said “Each presentation was engaging, entertaining and educational! The historical fiction books she shared, such as ‘The Tree That Owned Itself,’ were gripping and made teachers and students alike want to read her work!”
Cobb EMC Literacy Week is one of the ways Cobb EMC demonstrates its commitment to educating students. Cobb EMC is also dedicated to the Partner in Education program. Activities such as mentoring, career day, red ribbon week sponsorships and Electric Avenue safety demonstrations are just some of the ways Cobb EMC participates in the program.