Students participated in a special day of writing on Nov. 11 at at Forest Park Middle School.

Forest Park program prompts student writing

Fri Nov 11, 2016

Students participated in a special day of writing on Nov. 11 at at Forest Park Middle School.

Elizabeth Virgen, English Language Arts and Reading teacher at Forest Park said "Drop Everything and Write" Day is a program that began in Fall 2013 to improve the writing skills of all students.

"DEW Day is a campus-wide initiative to prompt writing in all content areas," she said. "During DEW Day, all teachers follow a schedule that leads the students through all parts of the writing process."

Virgen said at the end of the day, all students that completed DEW Day are rewarded with a snack, and allowed to share their finish product with their peers.

"It's just a creative and fun way to build school unity and writing skills at Forest Park Middle School," she added.