South Country students celebrate the written word

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Brookhaven Elementary School Dual Language Program students enrolled in Steven Davila’s second-grade class shared their personal writing with Tirsa Oliva’s first-grade students upon finishing their first writer’s workshop unit. 

As part of the Teachers College Writing Program, students have been participating in a writing workshop unit, “Learning from the Masters,” which focuses on writing about small moments in their lives. They also celebrated what their peers wrote or shared a special book they enjoyed reading. 

Mr. Davila explained, “The students zoomed in on details and action words in their writing, trying to get the reader to really visualize what has been written.”

The South Country Central School District opened its Dual Magnet program in September which now affords all district students beginning in kindergarten the opportunity to learn core subjects in both English and Spanish, becoming bilingual and biliterate through fifth grade.