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Monthly Class Update
8thGrade ELA: The guiding question for the fourth quarter is “How Does Perseverance Impact Resilience?” To answer this question, students are enjoying reading the wonderful memoir Rocket Boys. Students are engaging in a variety of activities to fully understand and analyze this novel. Additionally, this novel study ties in with the 4thquarter College PBLU project students are working on in GT Challenges. Students will also be responsible for three independent reading assignments over the course of the fourth quarter: a choice novel, a memoir of their choice and a reading about resilience. Additionally, students will work on literary devices and vocabulary as related to this book.
8thGrade GTC: Students will complete their College Research Project and will answer the essential question ‘What do I need to accomplish in high school to be a viable candidate for my dream college?’ Students will present their findings to parents, high school counselors, faculty, and administration on Monday, May 21st. The focus in May is completing the formal research paper and developing a creative presentation that answers the essential question. To finish out the school year, students will create a project that answers our year-long essential question ‘Why Does Resilience Influence Success?’
6thGrade GTC: Using the framework from the national ‘This I Believe’ website, students will craft an essay that exemplifies one core value that guides their daily life for their exemplification essay. After completing this essay, students will turn to creatively responding to the year-long focus on identity and sharing with their classmates what they’ve learned this year. Students will also continue to work on grammar skills via NoRedInk.com and creating their own personal grammar book.