December 2017

Post date: Dec 1, 2017 7:15:29 PM

During the month of November, the students completed our study of short stories with an assessment. Each student created a project showing their understanding of how to use the Notice & Note signposts based on a story he/she chose to read. The short story choices were: The Pin by Chris Crutcher, To Build a Fire by Jack London, The Scribe by Kristin Hunter, and Seventh Grade by Gary Soto.

After wrapping up this unit, the students moved on to a short poetry analysis unit. Students read either “How to Eat a Poem” or “Mother to Son”. After reading, the students participated in a Socratic Seminar to share ideas about the the poem.

To finish the month, the students will be studying Greek mythology by reading a myth, analyzing the plot and characters, and retelling the myth in a visual form. These retellings will be presented to the class.