Saturday, March 11, 2006

Author/Illustrator: Patricia Polacco

Nice article about a Patricia Polacco school visit in the Lansing State Journal.

Some nice background about her if you do not know her story. She is not a fan of the emphasis on testing in education today. This line did make me chuckle:

She admitted she probably couldn't pass the test and questioned whether some other adults could.

"Let's spring the seventh grade proficiency test on the House of Representatives and post the results in the newspaper the next day," she suggested.

What a splendid suggestion!

2 comments:

Susan said...

Thanks, Camille. My son loves Patricia Polacco books, especially Some Birthday and Thunder Cake.We just order a packet of them from Scholastic.

Kelly said...

I love Polacco's testing solution. I wonder what the results would be?