Link to Lily’s amazing concrete poem.
The seventh and eighth graders recently finished reading To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. After spending the majority of the third nine weeks on this classic novel, students turned in detailed notebooks and were assessed on the vocabulary words from the story. Next, the students were given a choice from variety of reflection options. Each student was required to complete one “essay” type reflection while the other option was a more creative choice. I was so impressed with the amount of effort, thought and time that went into each project. Students completed CD’s, poems, scrapbooks, monologues, board games, newspaper articles and more.
In the pictures below, the students are all playing the board games created by their classmates. Each board game included thought provoking questions relating to the story.
Newspaper article created by Sydney
- Gil’s poem about Boo Radley
- Zoe’s poem about the entire story of To Kill a Mockingbird
- Jamie’s poem about Jem Finch
- Benjamin’s post about the CD he created for To Kill a Mockingbird
- Rachel’s post about the CD she created for To Kill a Mockingbird
- Jake’s monologue from Boo Radley’s perspective and his poem about Atticus Finch
- Zachary’s essay about prejudice
- Pictures from Cayla, Itamar, and Elior’s scrapbooks. (they each made a scrapbook representing what Scout would have put into a own scrapbook with descriptions of each item and why it was chosen)
Great job seventh and eighth graders.