Nolin Selby Fund of the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation Grant: Rick Labadia
- School Year: 2023-2024
- Applicants: Michelle Florence, Lead Applicant & Jacklyn Manento
- School: Charter Oak International Academy
- Subjects: Visual Arts, Language Arts
This project will enhance student experiences at Charter Oak International Academy during the Writing Workshop by investigating the connection between writing and visual expression as they learn directly from local author and illustrator Rick Labadia. This program will promote student creativity and self-expression through the writing and illustration process. In the end, students will have a final product to share with their peers, teachers, and families. Through this experience, students will see themselves as authors/illustrators, as well as better understand an author’s purpose in writing informational text.