This week's Let's Ask question was for my friend and critique partner Cheryl Velasquez.
You are constantly reading picture books to your class of second graders. Would you share some advice on how you get them engaged during story time?
The second part of my question for Cheryl:
What was one of their favorite books you've read to them?
|There was only one way for Chester to do things|
- his own way. Wilson did things the same way;
they were best friends. From double-knotting their
shoes to cutting their sandwiches diagonally,
Chester and Wilson were two of a kind.
-Amazon book review
Just one more questions for Cheryl:
What is your favorite type of children’s book you like to write most and why?
It took me a little while as a writer to find my passion. I find myself drawn to stories that are fiction placed in a historical settings or time periods. I love history and I love to travel. But, I also love to write in rhyme. I haven’t mastered it yet but it is fun to write. I love to play with words. There is nothing more entertaining that a story written in rhyme that makes children laugh. Honestly, I have to say most of my drafts come to me in rhyme. I never get tired of reading books in rhyme and some of my fondest memories as a child were reading Dr. Seuss.
Thank you Cheryl for all your help today!
For those of you who would like to read more about Cheryl's classroom adventures and book reviews check out her blog - Cheryl's Nook Book.
Cheryl has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She has been teaching young children for almost 20 years and writing for the last three. In her spare time she loves to travel! Cheryl's Blog- http://cherylvelasquez.blogspot.com/ her facebook page- http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Cheryl-Velasquez-Book-Nook/353522251326758