The PCLS Curriculum Department/Teaching and Learning Team developed the W-o-W! Program to recognize the hard work and creativity of PCLS students.
In an effort to help build a community of writers, the team encourages schools to display the W-o-W’s work and asks teachers to use the W-o-W’s work as part of their writing instruction.
Congratulations to Elm Street Elementary School 5th grader Sophia Martinez, who was selected as the next PCLS W-o-W! (Writer-of-the-Week.)
Sophia was presented with a certificate of achievement and allowed to choose a prize from the Writer’s Toolbox. Sophia’s Social Studies teacher, Mrs. Michelle Kaylor, submitted her paragraph, “Democracy & Dictatorship,” because “This is a beautifully written piece that demonstrates the thoughts, concerns, and viewpoints of a 5th grade student… She demonstrates understanding of and identifies benefits of our democratic system and the need for unity in order to preserve it.”
Sophia will be invited to read her paragraph at an upcoming Board of Education meeting.
You can read Sophia's paragraph below.