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Paige Olivetti, North Star Charter School Teacher, Eagle, ID, Wins NWPE Grant
posted by: Cindy Omlin | February 01, 2012, 03:34 AM   

paige olivetti fbNWPE Executive Director Cindy Omlin presented the award to Ms. Olivetti at a school staff meeting.  Ms. Olivetti will use the mentor texts in both print form and electronic form through use of a Kindle, to model the six traits of writing (ideas, organization, voice, sentence fluency, word choice, and conventions). She has observed that students' understanding of the traits is increased when they are able to see what they are trying to achieve in their writing.  Each book will have a lesson centered on one or more the traits of writing.  By studying the work of published authors, students will be more equipped to emulate effective writing in their own work.

NWPE awards classroom grants and teacher scholarships up to $500.  The deadline for spring 2012 applications is March 31.  Teachers can apply online at NWPE's website.

Picture:  Paige Olivetti (L) with NWPE Executive Director Cindy Omlin (R)

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