Visit from Science Author and Educator at Glenmont

Exploring the World of Earthworms and Nonfiction Writing: A Visit from Dr. Jodi Wheeler-Toppen

Last week, science author and educator Dr. Jodi Wheeler-Toppen visited Glenmont Elementary School to give two presentations for students. The younger students (K-2) learned about earthworm anatomy and the importance of revision in writing. They even got to hold and observe live worms in containers, which sparked their curiosity about earthworm science.

Meanwhile, for third through fifth-grade students, Dr. Wheeler-Toppen focused on the research involved in nonfiction writing. Using examples from her book, Dog and Cat Science Unleashed!, she showed students how to use a research cycle strategy to guide their information searches. This interactive session inspired the older students to see research as a fun and essential part of the writing process.

The event was made possible thanks to Dr. Jodi Wheeler-Toppen, Glenmont Library Media Specialist Angela Datri, and the Glenmont PTA. The students and staff at Glenmont Elementary School were grateful for the opportunity to learn from an expert in science education and writing.

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