R. Roger Rowe School Nonfiction Picture Books

Fifth grade students at R. Roger Rowe School recently celebrated their published writing pieces with parents, teachers and friends. The Performing Arts Center was filled with chattering students reading their nonfiction picture books that they had been perfecting for publication over the past few weeks.

Thanks to the district’s Five Star Education foundation, students are taught key writing and language skills from teachers who have trained with the Columbia University Reading and Writing program. One-hundred percent of K-8 classroom teachers have been trained in the model, either through institutes at Columbia University, homegrown institutes or on-site professional development conducted by Columbia staff.

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