Reading takes the spotlight at Fisher Elementary's literacy 'gala'

Bennington Banner (VT)
Fisher Elementary School's Mack Multi-Purpose Room was transformed into a Hollywood-style gala on Thursday, complete with a red carpet and bantering co-hosts, giving their students the opportunity to "Be a Reading Star." The program, held in honor of March being Literacy Awareness Month, featured students reading excerpts from their favorite works of literature to a full house of parents and teachers. Many of the students read short poems, and popular children's poet Silverstein was a favorite choice. The students for the most part chose poems about familiar topics, including homework, tests, the first day of school, playing all day without tiring, and attempting to sell their younger sister

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"Oh, magic hour, when a child first knows she can read printed words!" — A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, 1943