Wednesday, April 26, 2017

7th graders using Socratic Circles to analyze poetry.  8th graders are looking at how narrative elements are created in film.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Novel Studies

Both 7th and 8th graders are analyzing how elements we've studied apply to novels they are currently reading.

7th graders have begun Lois Lowry's classic utopian/dystopia novel, The Giver.  

8th graders have been learning about the 12 stages of the Hero's Journey, and chose novels they will use to identify and track how it winds it's way through a narrative.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

We've spent the past weeks looking at Narrative Elements in short stories, and students have practiced by applying their knowledge to their independent reading books.

We looked at how readers infer Character Traits, and dissected the Setting, Plot, and Character elements in stories to see how they influence each other.

We are ready to look at Themes.

Visit the grade level pages to see the texts and materials students are using to do this...

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Parent Night 2016


Here is a digital copy of the handout explaining Reading Workshop, as well as the Remind codes to sign up for text reminders.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

It's On!

Our second normal day of Reading class had students setting up Reading notebooks, reviewing Narrative Elements, and seeing how to use them to create clear, concise summaries.

Later this week, we will ninja down to the library to secure an Independent Reading book.