No Mystery in Promoting Literacy

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Cornwell Avenue School promoted the importance of reading throughout the week of Feb. 4. The building hosted Literacy Week, which classes celebrated with various activities.

Initiatives kicked off on Feb. 4 with a Vocabulary Day Parade in which students and teachers pinned words associated with winter to their outfits in order to engage others in reading different vocabulary words. The next day featured interactive writing as student wrote about places they like to “chill out” and read. The day’s theme was highlighted by everyone wearing cozy socks.

Mystery readers were featured on Feb. 6 as special guests throughout the district visited classrooms to read books aloud. Visitors included Superintendent of Schools Dan Rehman, Director of Humanities Starr Sackstein and other district and building staff members. Students also wore winter hats as a symbol of “hats off to reading.” On Feb. 7, students were encouraged to dress as their favorite book characters before the day concluded with a school-wide “Drop Everything And Read” session.

The week ended on Feb. 8 as classes watched the movie “Happy Feet” and later compared and contrasted the story to the nonfiction text read throughout the week.