During grade 7, students have the opportunity to grow in their confidence as speakers and performers through creating dramas and writing and delivering speeches. In fact, in March 2015, the middle school will hold its biennial Speech Tournament, in which each 7th and 8th grader competes.  Students will also craft their own stories and examine the personal tales of others by reading and writing autobiographies, and by identifying, and incorporating into their own stories, narrative elements such as plot, character and setting. The exploration into narrative continues in book groups as students delve into a historical era through the lens of fiction.  Students, later, have the opportunity to research and analyze arguments and persuasive media forms such as advertising, as well as to create their own arguments based on rhetorical devices such as ethos, logos and pathos.  Throughout the year students will be involved in working toward independent reading goals and correcting grammar, spelling and learning issues.

What we've been up to...

  • Back in Time  The students have chosen their historical fiction novels for our new unit--Book Clubs.  This year all of our books are set during World War II.  Some of them are ...
    Posted Nov 16, 2014, 12:42 AM by Karin Krisetya
  • All the world's a stage And so our classroom became the stage for our Readers' Theater performances.
    Posted Oct 15, 2014, 1:13 PM by Karin Krisetya
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