Damascus Middle School Students Celebrate “Read across America”

Students in Mrs. Lisa Blackburn’s seventh-grade English classes at Damascus Middle School recently wrote children’s books to share with kindergarten students at Rhea Valley Elementary School.  Before they authored their own books, the students “spent time reading little kid’s books and thought of things that would appeal to little kids.”  Some of the writers felt it was also important that their stories rhymed and included other elements like alliteration.  Ariana P., whose story was highlighted on the DMS News, wrote a rhyming story about a child who is afraid of the dark, a topic many small children can identify with.  On March 2, which is recognized as Read across America, the seventh-graders traveled to RVES to read their stories to the kindergarteners.  This was a very positive experience for our student authors; they loved sharing time with the younger students!