Congratulations to Heritage Middle School sixth-grader Camryn Duke, who was selected as the next PCLS W-o-W! (Writer-of-the-Week). Her Social Studies teacher, Mrs. Evans, nominated her "because she has shown such creativity with her Ancient Egypt postcards assignment. In this assignment, students wrote firsthand accounts based on the Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt and their accomplishments. Camryn's postcards were highly detailed; including not only factual information but also had a personable element as well. I loved her use of informal banter mixed with the technical aspects of the writing assignment." Camryn was presented with a certificate of achievement and allowed to choose a prize from the Writer's Toolbox.
Her postcards 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. Camryn will be invited to read her postcards at an upcoming board of education meeting.