Elementary School Students Go Wild for Reading and Writing At Literacy Event

The Middle Country Central School District recently hosted its second annual literacy event to celebrate and encourage literacy throughout the District’s ten elementary schools. The night, titled “We Are Wild About Reading and Writing!” featured three sessions filled with an assortment of workshops focused on engaging students through popular literary works and practicing their reading and writing skills.


“This year’s literacy event was, once again, a great success and a stellar representation of the District’s commitment to showcasing student growth,” said Dr. Roberta Gerold, Superintendent of Schools. “Our teachers continue to work with students on a daily basis to develop their literary skills, offer assignments focused on increasing students’ vocabulary and aid in enhancing their knowledge of sentence structure. It is an honor to witness the progression of students as they advance through elementary school.”


The District welcomed more than 25 acclaimed professional authors from throughout Long Island to share their literary works with students and parents. These authors, along with teachers, hosted workshops intended to develop creative writing skills and highlight books that are reading level appropriate. In addition, a young author’s showcase was held in the cafeteria providing selected students an opportunity to discuss and read aloud a story they have written during the 2016-2017 school year.


“As educators, we are here to inspire our students and make their educational experience fulfilling,” said Dr. Kyrie Siegel, Coordinator of English Language Arts K-12. “Events like these provide students a platform to share their accomplishments with the Middle Country community and an interactive outlet to express their creativity.”


Members of the Middle Country Public Library, Long Island Children’s Writers and Illustrators, and ThinkBIG! Theater group were also in attendance to host special activities during the evening’s events.


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