Mills Pond Welcomes Mentor Author

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Third graders in Jane Chalifoux’s class at Mills Pond Elementary School welcomed author Debbi Michiko Florence to their classroom. Ms. Florence is the author of the Jasmine Toguchi book series. 

Ms. Chalifoux and Ms. Florence are part of the #KidsNeedMentors author program, a Twitter group created by two authors and two teachers. The program matches teachers with mentor authors. There are more than 300 participants nationwide.  

 Florence presented to the class about how she became an author, developing story ideas and the writing/editing process. After the presentation, the students participated in a character development workshop, which helped them get an idea for how an author works on developing characters in their books and hopefully provide inspiration for their own writing.