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Ask Woodmoor Elementary School Students about Bugs!
01/25/12

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The students in Ms. Scott’s second grade class are especially eager to talk about bugs, a subject they have researched with great interest.

The Woodmoor Elementary School students are among the thousands across Baltimore County participating this year in the 100 Book Challenge and Reading Research Lab, created by the American Reading Co. Both initiatives encourage students to read independently and increase their reading skill levels during the school day and at home.

As a part of the Reading Research Lab, each student selected a bug to study. They used books included in the program and researched on the Internet to answer questions found on their research cards.

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Ms. Scott encouraged her students to let their writing and artistic creativity flow during the process of researching and then publishing books on their bugs. With the help of the school’s Reading Research Lab site coordinator, Tricia George, the class developed charts with interesting facts about bugs and a vocabulary “Web” listing technical words and definitions that the children found as they read.

The second grade students who shared books they made with Woodmoor’s Pre-K students and were also featured on Woodmoor’s WETV.

These second graders are well on their way to becoming future researchers and authors.

Story and pictures submitted by Rosa Scott, Teacher
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