A blog about living in Aberdeen, New Jersey.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Matawan Schools Give Young Students a Writing Boost

The Independent interviewed Raquel Colao this week about her Writers Workshop project in the grade schools of the Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District. The program teaches students kindergarten to fifth grade to be more confident writing the longer passages required in the essay portion of today's standardized tests. Better writing skills will help our students' capabilities for the long term, while improved test scores will help the district's status in the near term. I'm not much of a fan of standardized testing, but composition is a vital writing skill that our kids need, so I approve of the effort. I hope it helps all around.


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