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Posted on February 13, 2012 |
By Andrea Suozzo



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LISA ITALIANO, RIGHT, director of the Green Mountain Writing Project, works with Leicester and Neshobe teachers recently during a monthly writing workshop that focuses on a love of writing for both students and teachers. Independent photo/Trent Campbell

LEICESTER — Forget about teaching writing for standardized tests.

These days at Leicester Central School, it’s all about the craft of creating essays, fiction and poetry.

In classes from pre-kindergarten through fifth grade at Leicester, and in some classes at Brandon’s Neshobe School, students are focusing on reading and writing in a different way: seeking out inspiration, getting into the flow of writing and, afterward, revising their efforts in workshops.

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