Patch recently paid a visit to East Broadway Elementary School to observe the Levittown School District's new literacy center period.
The literacy center period was instituted this year as a replacement for the library period, which was eliminated in this year's budget. Elementary students go to the literacy center for one 45-minute class per week. A "skill of the week" is carried from the regular classroom into the literacy center classroom, where it is expanded on.
At East Broadway, teachers Elissa Kronstat and Karen Gilas try to make the class interactive and fun for the students, teaching them chants, having them create flip books and having activites where the students have to correct errors.