NISD: District names elementary Writers of the Month for January
Northwest ISD’s curriculum team has selected the district’s elementary Writers of the Month for January 2019, honoring four students for their academic capabilities.
This month’s honorees include Sam Blatus from Cox Elementary School, Sophee Peterson from Curtis Elementary School, Raquel Lopez from Prairie View Elementary School and Emma Hoang from Schluter Elementary School. Each writer selected his or her favorite recent work to highlight for the award.
Sam recently wrote an essay about the person he wanted to meet the most, Samuel Morse, the creator of Morse Code. He said that he’s learned to take his time when writing to be creative. Sophee recently wrote about a sports injury she overcame. She said she wants people to learn about herself through her writing. Raquel recently gave a written presentation about tigers and how they live. She said she likes writing to show her imagination. Emma recently wrote about Vincent Van Gogh and how she’d like to meet the famous artist. She said she likes to express her feelings through writing.
The district’s literacy coaches work with a group of campus teachers and administrators to select students who show exemplary writing performance or tremendous growth as writers. After students are chosen, each is asked to select his or her favorite work of writing and explain why that work was chosen.
Students are recognized by district educators as well as through the Northwest ISD English Language Arts program with a certificate of achievement.