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Seniors Select Preschool for Independent Senior Project

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Seniors Colin Johnson and Madison Gottlieb have joined the Preschool this week as part of their Independent Senior Projects. Both writers, the students are investigating the emergence of writing skills in the preschool child. Specifically, the students are using the “storyplaying” techniques of noted author and educator Vivian Gussin Paley—the former head of the Lab School at the University of Chicago. In storyplaying, children dictate a story and then act it out in front of their peers. Through the process of writing, seeing their words come to life, and watching the work of others, stories form and characterization emerge and authors are born.

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