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Monthly Class Update

  • We had a great first month in N-7 as students have begun to answer the year-long essential question of 'How Does Resilience Influence Success?' The recently completed Stephen King presentations have set a high bar for the year!  Students are also fully immersed in reading accounts of the Civil War. 

    GT Challenges:

    In GT Challenges, students will begin working on an in-depth, fully researched cause and effect essay.  Students will be writing on the topic of their own choosing, however, they will be working on some very specific research and writing organizational skills that will set the standard for the rest of the school year.  Students will have plenty of time in class to work on both their research and writing for this essay, so this shouldn't impact student homework time significantly; please let me know if it does as that may indicate they aren't using class time as effectively and efficiently as they should be. 

    English/Language Arts:

    Students have just completed reading Richard Peck's The River Between Us and are now moving onto the autobiographical narrative Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.  At the end of this book, students will collaborate on a fun group project that requires both an in-depth understanding of the readings (poetry, short stories, and novels) that they've completed already this year and a thoughtful understanding of the nuances of metaphors.   Meanwhile, students will continue to pursue their own independent reading.  Each quarter students will self-select and read a novel of choice, a genre novel (this quarter is Civil War novels) and a piece of writing that has a message of resilience.  Students are also continuing our yearlong study of literary devices.  Lit Device Trivia will be right after Fall Break.

     Please contact me any time you have any questions, concerns or ideas regarding what your child is learning in N-7. 

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