Literacy Takes the Stage

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Kindergarten students in Karen Nicholson’s class at Frank J. Carasiti Elementary School brought several literary characters from a treasured children’s author to life when they presented the original play “Rooster Travels to the World of Eric Carle.”

Characters such as the “Very Hungry Caterpillar” and “Brown Bear” were among those portrayed by the young actors during the show, which concluded an author study on Carle. The play was created by Ms. Nicholson and marks her ninth original creation.

The show enabled the students to not only enhance their reading skills but also work to strengthen their public speaking, fluency and ability to read with emotion.