October 10, 2008

Literary Specialist Shares Her Knowledge

LEWISTON - Jacque Grenier, a literacy specialist at Longley Elementary School, recently shared with a group of Bates College students her passion for and knowledge about giving schoolchildren the gift of literacy in a workshop about an effective literacy model known as Project Story Boost.

Last year, the Lewiston School District won a Carignan grant through the Harward Center for Community Partnerships at Bates College to purchase books necessary to implement Project Story Boost.

The program is a literacy approach that involves children in book discussions and story retellings and is particularly effective for students who go to school with little or no basic understanding about print.

A group of students, as a part of their first-year seminar with Professor Anna Bartel, will implement the Project Story Boost model with kindergarten students at four Lewiston elementary schools: Longley, Montello, McMahon and Pettengill.

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