Some Knoxville elementary students enjoyed a special educational story time Friday, thanks to a group of young authors.
Dozens of South Doyle Middle School students studied geographical locations like the Amazon River and the Sahara Desert, then wrote books about them.
Friday, they read them to students at Dogwood Elementary School.
The students had to gather facts and use proper literary devices to write the books, but the project also gave them the freedom to be creative.
"A lot of times we get so bogged down in making sure that we're covering every single standard and we forget to add some of that creativity in there sometimes," said Beth Hudson, a South Doyle 7th Grade social studies teacher.
"I learned a lot. I already know the Sahara Desert some, so I figured that would be a good topic and I could learn more about it and teach the kids something," said Benjamin Robinson, a South Doyle Middle School student>
The South Doyle students also took time to visit with Dogwood Elementary fifth graders and give them an idea of what to expect next year, when they move up to middle school.