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Students hone writing skills

First-grader Cassidy Hudson receives some suggestions from fifth-graders Brian Steinfeld and Sandra Meeker as she works on a writing assignment during her class' writer's workshop at Elden Elementary. Teacher Christy Brooks' students have been meeting with Casey Price's first-graders every week to act as mentors while the younger students work on their writing and editing skills. The mentoring activity is a win-win situation for all of the students involved. Brooks' said that while the younger students receive guidance from the fifth-graders to strengthen their writing abilities, the fifth-graders are sharpening their writing and editing skills at the same time.

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