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Warren Township Schools Celebrate the Written Word

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Fourth graders Lily Allocco (L) and Emily Dicks present children’s classic “Charlotte’s Web” at ALT’s 3rd Annual Reading Fair on Feb. 28. Credits: Warren Township Schools
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Central School 4th grader Olivia Standridge shares her persuasive essay with David Wu, James Andersen and other third grade schoolmates on March 8. Credits: Warren Township Schools
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Woodland 4th grade authors (L-R) Sophia Vardas, Dylan Blekicki, Thompson Whitesell and Avery Thomasson enjoy a publishing party on March 13. Credits: Warren Township Schools
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Woodland School 3rd grader Ashwin Bompalli looks and acts the part of Geronimo Stilton in his expressive reading of “The Hour of Magic” at the 1st Annual Expressive Reading Showcase on March 2. Credits: Warren Township Schools
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WARREN, NJ - Warren Township elementary schools paid tribute to the written word in recent weeks with creative projects that challenged students to flex and hone their reading and writing skills.

Fourth graders in all four elementary schools have been working on persuasive writing. Woodland School parents were invited to a publishing party on March 13 to celebrate the conclusion of the unit, with 4th graders sharing opinion pieces that included “Should Kids Have Phones?,” “Are Trampolines Too Dangerous,” and “Should Girls Be on Boys’ Teams - This is What Professionals Do!”

At Central School, fourth graders also ended the persuasive writing unit with a writing celebration on March 8, sharing their well-written opinion texts with third grade schoolmates who are about to kick off a similar unit. Fourth grade wordsmiths at Angelo L. Tomaso School are currently still engrossed in the unit, while a couple of student essays at Mt. Horeb School were so persuasive, they convinced Principal Scott Cook to declare a “snow play day” last month.

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ALT hosted the Third Annual Reading Fair where students in grades 3-5 chose a book of any genre to read, then worked independently or in groups to create an eye-catching marketing presentation to try to “sell” their book at the reading fair on Feb. 28.

And Woodland held the First Annual Expressive Reading Showcase, where students in grades 3-5 auditioned for the chance to showcase their reading talents in front of schoolmates and parents on March 2 with expressive passages from such children’s classics as “The Giving Tree,” “Peter Pan,” and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”

 

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