Author Dana Meachen Rau Visits Toffolon School
Posted on 12/21/2018
author Dana Meachen talking to toffolon students in the library The Louis Toffolon Elementary School PTO was excited to bring in author Dana Meachen Rau to conduct programs for all Toffolon students. Rau has written over 350 books in many genres - early readers, historical fiction, biographies, cookbooks, picture books, and non-fiction. Many students were familiar with her books, "Who was Gandhi," "Who Are the Rolling Stones," "Robot, Go Bot" and Flip-Flop!" Students in pre-kindergarten through second grade learned about the "Author's Backpack," an invisible backpack where ideas can be collected and then transformed into stories. Students in grades 3 - 5 focused on “Research, Rewriting, and Rewards,” and discussed the process from idea to bound book, including the roles of the author, illustrator, editor, designer and printer. Both programs engaged students in dialogue about the creative process.