Manasquan puts a twist on Read Across America event

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Schools from around New Jersey took part in the Read Across America program Friday, including one that is trying something a bit different.

Two years ago, the media specialist at Manasquan schools decided to shake things up for Read Across America. They decided to put on a play.

Now, they are in the third year of putting on a production, led by language arts teacher Andrea Trischetta, as eighth-graders perform for the elementary school.

"It's very exciting because Andrea has a real gift for it, the kids dance, she writes lyrics to sing that we know they all want to be a part of it," says media specialist Oriana Kopec.

Each year, the show focuses on the importance and benefits of reading. This year, they put on a version of “The Grinch” that involves the protagonists enjoying reading. 

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