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Monday, March 11, 2013

Partners in Reading

Last week students took part in the first meeting of a new program called Partners in Reading. The high school librarians, Rachail Kurtz and Brian Katz, together with Lynne Grant, elementary school librarian organized a high school and middle school book club, where 11 high school students led lively and interactive book talks with over 30 middle schoolers on the book, The Wednesday Wars. After each member of the group introduced him/herself over a pizza lunch, they settled into smaller groups to begin dynamic literary discussions. The students explored the themes and historical perspective of the book with their high school mentors. Everyone enthusiastically agreed to return for a second book talk in April.