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Pierce Hammock Elementary recently held a Saturday Writing Camp that attracted more than 70 fourth graders. The camp provided students with writing tips and additional training for the upcoming FCAT Writes.

To make the Saturday Writing Camp a complete success, Ms. Arlyncia Suarez, Mrs. Barbara Glaff and Mrs. Amanda Moore volunteered their time. During the sessions students learned different strategies such as identify the main idea, write supporting and concluding sentences and relate ideas within their writing.

“It is positive and unusual for a voluntary Saturday school to be this successful. This shows that parents, students, teachers and school administration are all serious about student achievement and good performance on upcoming tests,” said Dr. John Carvelli, Principal.

Students made writing folders and learn to gather, analyze, organize and interpret information not only useful for the FCAT but for the rest of their lives. At the end of the camp students and teachers enjoyed a party with pizza and prizes.

The School District of Palm Beach County provides a curriculum that exposes students to a variety of writing models and methodologies. Students learn to be independent writers, develop an understanding of multiple genres and gain writing fluency and stamina.

For more information contact Christie Schwab, Assistant Principal at (561) 633-4505 or via e-mail at schwabc@palmbeach.k12.fl.us.  

 

 

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 Public Affairs Contact: Natalia Arenas – (561) 357-7662 – arenasn@palmbeach.k12.fl.us

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