Mauricio’s teacher, Ms. Jan Taliski, submitted his reader response journal because “Mauricio’s responses reflect maturity of thought. It is evident that he gave his answers careful consideration.” Mauricio was presented with a certificate of achievement and allowed to choose a prize from the Writer’s Toolbox. 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. Mauricio will be invited to read his writing at an upcoming board of education meeting.