Off to See the Wizard


Academy Elementary School fourth-grade students in Carrie Almskog’s class collaborated with kindergarten students in Nancy Celentano’s class on a joint literacy project that culminated in a performance of “The Wizard of Oz.”

As part of the unit, the students studied the famous story by comparing and contrasting the film and novel versions. They then practiced reading with fluency and expression as well as learned about play productions.

At the end of the multi-week study, the two classes performed the play before audiences filled with proud family members and peers.