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Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Nottingham Knight Writer Exemplary Project

PUBLISHING PARTIES = READING PARTIES

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First Graders Share

Knight Writer Magazines

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When the Knight Writers were distributed on Friday, May 13th, no one felt unlucky at all. Students and their families eagerly turned the pages together to read fond first grade memories of birthday parties, sleepovers, and classroom VIP days. Through the Knight Writer Magazine, students created a keepsake of their first grade year in their own words and art.

A sister wrote about how proud she was watching her older brother in a basketball playoff. One boy wrote about his Lego themed birthday party while his friend wrote about how much fun the party was to attend. Other children wrote about vacation trips or special moments at home or at school. The sneaky leprechaun who visited school on St. Patrick’s Day was immortalized in The Knight Writer. So was a trip to the store to buy new shoes and a child’s first professional hockey game.

The publication of the Knight Writer creates high interest reading for students naturally motivated to read about experiences they have shared with friends and family members. One look at the pictures of captivated faces enjoying the stories shows that the Knight Writer will be treasured and re-read for years to come. A full PDF of the First Grade Knight Writer is available here.

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