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Sixth-graders Share Writing Workshop Work with Second-graders

Sixth-graders in Bill Waskowitz’s Writing Workshop recently applied their study of point of view to rewriting fairy tales from the perspective of another character, “think “Hansel and Gretel” as told from the Witch’s point of view,” Waskowitz said. Waskowitz said once the stories were re-written and illustrated, students shared their work with Lotspeich second-graders in Danielle Necessary and Cicely Knecht’s classes. “Following their readings, sixth-graders asked the younger students for suggestions and thoughts about their stories; what was enjoyable, what could be improved upon, etc.,” Waskowitz said. “This experience allowed both sixth-graders and second-graders the chance to interact and read with a purpose that benefited both age groups.”