South Orangetown Central School District

Second-graders are engaged in a persuasive writing problem-based learning challenge developed by Library Media Specialist Patty Eyer to liberate the library books at William O. Schaefer Elementary School! As part of their Teachers College Reading & Writing unit, students drafted letters to convince Principal Sheila Beglin and Assistant Principal Maggie White to open the storage container holding the library books while the library is under construction.

Not only do they have to persuade Ms. Beglin and Ms. White, but students also have to use their problem-solving skills to help the custodians unlock the containers! On Tuesday, students in teacher Lori Berube’s class were busy looking for clues with using maps and penlights to read invisible ink.

Learn more about persuasive writing by reading Ms. Eyer’s blog post.

Two boys working on word puzzle