C&S 2016-17 Grade 1 Matt Tavares

On Tues, March 7, the first grade classes enjoyed a Creative Arts and Sciences presentation by author Matt Tavares. He walked them through the process of writing, editing and illustrating a book from start to finish. He shared true stories about his research while writing his book “Growing Up Pedro,” a book about Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez. The kids learned that in the beginning a story goes through many changes and corrections before it becomes a book that we can actually buy.

Questions to ask your child:
1) What are some things Matt discussed that you can use for research?
2) What does Matt like to use as a model when he is drawing his pictures?

1) Internet, books, magazines, newspapers, traveling to the places you want to write about
2) His favorite models are people. He likes to draw live people.