Monthly Archives: December 2013

Splendid Script Writing in 8th Grade

The 8th graders have been writing plays for the past couple of weeks. We started off discussing the differences between writing a play versus writing a basic narrative. One of the main differences they recognized was that a play is … Continue reading

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Promising Poets

The 6th graders have been working on a poetry unit.  We started off our unit discussing what the word “poetry” means.  We spent some time learning different types of figurative language.  Each student created a short tutorial to teach the … Continue reading

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Power in Persuasion

The 7th graders have been working on persuasive essays for the last few weeks.  It has taken some time, but the results have been quite impressive.  We started off talking about what “persuasive essays” consisted of and what types of … Continue reading

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A Nifty Novel Review

  Where the Red Fern Grows Where the Red Fern Grows is about a boy who terribly wants a hunting dog. He bags and prays for a dog for years. His prayers are finally answered when he sees an ad in … Continue reading

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“Classics” for Chai Reading for 8th Grade

Notable Quotables: Wuthering Heights by: Sabrina M In Language Arts, we had to choose a classic book to read, and then do an activity. I chose the book Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte. The activity I chose was called Notable Quotables. … Continue reading

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Creative Chai Reading Reports from 6th Grade

Look “Elsewhere”… Nothing to See Here! by: JamieB I recently read a creepy, yet interesting book, by Jacqueline West called The Books of Elsewhere, The Shadows. This book is about a girl who moves into this big, three story house (not including the attic) and … Continue reading

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