Catching Up

Parker second-grader Bailey Wong picks up a recent edition of The New Era when comparing their classroom “News Books” to The New Era paper. “The New Era has become a popular reading selection because they love finding stories about friends and family. It’s like they are famous! It’s a “domino” effect…one picks it up and says, “Hey, that’s me or I know that person!” and then more and more check out the Parker ‘happenings’. It’s contagious,” said second-grade teacher Jackie Lackas. She explained each day she focuses on one narrative writing stand. The students helps brainstorm how the story should begin, sometimes referring back to The New Era paper for ideas. (Photo/submitted.)

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