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Writer of the Week

Veronica’s English Language Arts teacher, Mrs. Holly Beris, submitted her writing because “Veronica completed this piece of work in response to a journal assignment for Night, by Elie Wiesel. I asked the students to reflect on the writer's struggle with his identity and to make their own connections. I was deeply moved by her response because I could tell she took the time to really think about the question that was asked of her. Her response is authentic and honest and it is clear that she used this assignment as an opportunity for reflective learning.” Veronica 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. Veronica will be invited to read her writing at an upcoming board of education meeting.