Writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down.
We’ve shared quite a bit about the work we do with the Young Writers Project (YWP) here in Colchester School District—our five-part literacy primer and our announcement about the “Drive for Education” grant from Berlin City are just some examples.
Students in a number of schools in our district participated in the YWP’s Vermont Writes Day on February 7—which also happened to be the birthdays of Charles Dickens, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and Sinclair Lewis.
The challenge was for students in schools across Vermont to write for seven minutes and post the content to a website—www.vermontwritesday.org—that was only open on that one day for the event. The YWP provided a number of prompts in case the writers were interested in using them, and writers could also write about anything they chose. Some of the content may be selected for publication in YWP’s weekly newspaper series.
Students from Colchester High School, Colchester Middle School, and Malletts Bay School participated in this year’s event. To read a selection of CMS writers’ content, click here. To read a selection of MBS writers’ content, click here.
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