Sandy Hook Elementary School Visited by Best Selling Author
29 March 2017 News
Yesterday, March 28, Shenandoah County School’s, Sandy Hook Elementary School received a visit from New York Times bestselling author, Eric Litwin. He is the author of a series of books depicting the character Pete the Cat. Students were treated to Litwin singing, playing his guitar, stories, and a reading of his newest book.
Litwin’s books fuse literacy with music. The former third grade teacher says he wrote the books to expand off the traditional approach to reading. He adds music and movement to his stories to try to make his books more engaging.
He says his was inspired to write books after noticing the joy of reading was being lost for students as they progressed in school grades. He began bringing more music and interactivity into his instruction and developed a unique musical approach to early literacy that has now helped thousands and thousands of children learn to read and love books. He calls this method the Multi-Learning Approach. It is at the heart of all his books.
Litwin has won 18 literacy awards. To date, he has sold over 8.5 million copies of his books.