The power of reading at Edna Louise Spear Elementary School

The power of reading at Edna Louise Spear Elementary School photo

Independent reading, shared reading and interactive writing are part of the literacy approach at Edna Louise Spear Elementary School and students were excited to participate in several activities surrounding these topics during the annual PARP event and Scholastic Book Fair in November.

Family members of students in Maureen Zajac’s second-grade class lined the hallways with books and blankets and met with students in small groups to share favorite books. The class enjoyed hearing the wide range of stories, including the entertaining poems of Shel Siverstein and the fairy tale story, “The Gingerbread Man,” among others.

Fourth-grade students in Dana St. Pierre’s and Michele Smith’s class were immersed in a reading and writing assignment, encouraging them to look for clues and cues by answering questions, searching for story titles and writing about themes of chapter and picture books. First-graders visited the library to share stories and identify books they are looking to read while readying for the PTA-sponsored Book Fair.