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Literacy Night At Vassal Lane

Literacy Night At Vassal Lane
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Sixth Grade Literacy Night by H.M. Ishtiak
Vassal Lane’s Literacy Night was January 14 from 5 to 7PM. I asked a few of my fellow Sixth Grade students what exactly happened at Literacy Night, and if they enjoyed it.

Muhammed Abdalla: Yes, I did enjoy literacy night. I think it was very fun and exciting.

Nazari Tuyo: The process was that we wrote about something that we believed in, and then we recorded it, and presented the recordings for parents to listen to at Literacy Night.

Jasper Sieniewicz: It was fun and interesting to hear people’s essays. Some of them were inspiring and amazing. And it was interesting to hear how different people’s opinions are.”

Seventh Grade Literacy Night
Sam Costa and Harry MacArthur said that for Literacy Night, Seventh Graders’ written work was on display in the library. The participants read the works and then sat in a circle and discussed what they had read. “It was a good idea” said MacArthur, who noted that there was so much work on display that “we needed more time to read it all.”

Eighth Grade Literacy Night
The Eighth Grade held Socratic Circles at which they engaged in fascinating discussions about the short story Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes. One of the Socratic Circles is shown below. Eighth Grader Gerald Bennet said “Literacy Night was so good. And Max Workman’s comments were brilliant.” Francesco Lupia added “I thought Literacy Night was a very well organized and fun event”. Fellow classmate Aaron Gray enthused “It was amazing”. Max Workman said “Flowers for Algernon was really moving”.