Celebrating West Hempstead’s Writers

Celebrating West Hempstead’s Writers photo

Sixth-graders in Karen Terwilliger’s class at West Hempstead Middle School recently showcased their original writing to classmates, teachers and administrators during the class’s Writing Celebration.

Since September, students penned three writing pieces – an autobiography, realistic fiction based on their life, and submission for the 2017-2018 National PTA Reflections program, whose theme this year is “Within Reach.” The program encourages students in grades K-12 to explore and be involved in the arts.

This exercise in the writing process taught the sixth-graders about developing their ideas, being creative and including supporting details to enhance their stories. Students also learned about the editing process by reviewing their own work for grammatical errors.

During the celebration, classmates, teachers and administrators gathered to read the students’ narratives. The guests made their rounds in the classroom, reading each story and leaving a positive comment about it.