The End of the Year is Approaching

6th grade: The students started reading the award winning novel The Giver by Lois Lowry right before the break.  We are finishing the book next week.  The students have been working on comprehension packets and daily vocabulary words.
7th Grade: There are three classes and each class is working on something different.
7A is working on writing essays using fiction and non-fiction text.  Last week they wrote essays based on a Chinese story of a sick young girl.  This week they are working on writing essays about Martin L. King Jr. and how his childhood experiences impacted his actions as an adult. We are also finishing our class read aloud The Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman.
7B: This class finished the novel The Night Divided right before break.   The class is now working on the novel Animal Farm by George Orwell.  They spent a week researching the Russian Revolution and understanding the events that took place.  We will be finishing the book next week and discussing how the book relates to the Russian Revolution.  n essays related to the novel. 
7C: This class is working on a novel study of Tangerine by Edward Bloor.  We will  complete the novel and comprehension packet next week and finish the year with essays about the book.
8th Grade: The students completed novel studies in three groups before break.  The books chosen were Copper Sun bySharon Draper, The Berlin Boxing Club by Robert Sharenow, and The Count of Monte Cristo . The students have all chosen books for the final novel study of the year.   
Here is a list of the books they have chosen:
Animal Farm by George Orwell
The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare
The Lord of the Flies by William Golding
The students enjoyed celebrating Yom HaAtzmaut on Thursday.  Here are a few pictures taken of the 7th graders working with the Kindergarten students.
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