Congratulations to Elm Street Elementary School third-grader Leah Gomez Martinez, who was selected as the next PCLS W-o-W! (Writer-of-the-Week). Third-grade teacher, Ms. Alysia Marcotte, submitted her persuasive essay because “Leah uses facts and details to tell about the importance of saving water and ways kids can help too.” Leah was presented with a certificate of achievement and allowed to choose a prize from the Writer’s Toolbox.
Her essay can be viewed below.
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. Leah will be invited to read her essay at an upcoming board of education meeting.