Program Teaches Power of the Pen
Thanks to the Writer's Workshop program, such rapid progress is becoming more common for Seattle students, said Dan Coles who is the literacy program manager for Seattle public schools. A second-grader who islearning English as a second language is able to illustrate drawings and write incredible stories.
The curriculum was developed by Columbia University Teachers College, and has been in place in Seattle middle schools and in various grades at K-8 schools since fall 2006.
This article apperared in the March 27, 2008 edition of the Seattlepi.com.
Published Tuesday, Apr. 1, 2008