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Students (pictured from left) Isabela Artiaga, Luke Holme and Morgan Clarke create poetry websites at St. Croix Central Middle School.

Fifth-graders put poetry online

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Fifth-graders are usually not excited about writing poetry, said Katie Tate, St. Croix Central Middle School fifth grade teacher. But this year, Tate's class was very excited about their poetry project.


"They sat every afternoon for an hour with a laptop on their desk," Tate said. "It didn't get old for them."

Instead of approximately 40-page poetry books, Tate's 26 students created poetry websites this year.

"It just makes an ordinary project more fun," Tate said.

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Gretta Stark
Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.
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