Language arts class is a blast at Ripon Middle School

Students Emily Boelter, left, and Maggie Grewal play Scrabble as teacher Sandy Wisneski looks on.

Some things stand the test of time.

Although technology is advancing in schools every day, getting students interested in reading is a teaching method that will endure.

The same is true with games. While newer and more advanced games are created each year, some classics may always be enjoyed.

In a sixth-grade reading class at Ripon Middle School, teacher Sandy Wisneski is using reading comprehension exercises along with a classic board game to improve students’ reading skills.

Every other Friday, the learners are split into groups and play Scrabble, a game created in 1938.

To read the entire story, see the Jan. 28 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.

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