Zane Grey Celebrates Literacy

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Some local students got to immerse themselves in literature during an event at Zane Grey Intermediate.

The school held a literacy night to celebrate the work of their students. Each grade level chose an author to study and write about. Their work was displayed throughout the school’s hallways.

“Reading is so important in all aspects of life, so we have to make it fun in order for them to continue to want to read,” said Literacy Coach and Fifth Grade Teacher Emily Brady. “We have worked really hard on making this a fun event and we hope that this continues in year’s to come.”

Other agencies were on hand including Mid-East, the Muskingum County Literacy Council, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and Big Brothers/Big Sisters.

“We wanted to show the community involvement. We already have a partnership with Big Brothers/Big Sisters already, but we also wanted to show that there are outside agencies that are really supportive of our schools,” explained Brady.

Students also took part in activities representing the various authors including Red Fish, Blue Fish matching for Dr. Seuss and endangered animal origami.

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