ERE students benefit from Writer in Residence

ImageStudents and teachers at Eagle Rock Elementary School hosted a Writer in Residence Oct. 1-5. Mary Palmer-Nowland, a Southern Oregon Education Service District Literacy Specialist, spent the whole week at the school helping teachers and students improve student writing skills.
She modeled lessons for the teachers and provided training for them using the students’ work. Using a "Writer’s Workshop" framework, students are learning to write in several domains, including narrative, descriptive, expository, imaginative, and persuasive. As lifelong learners, ERES teachers are discovering new ways to use writing across the curriculum and making it fun and relevant for students.
Eagle Rock Elementary School students have improved their writing scores over the last year and will continue to focus on writing until all students become proficient writers. In addition to reading everyday and practicing math facts after school, students are challenged to write daily at home too.

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