Back in Time

posted Nov 16, 2014, 12:40 AM by   [ updated Nov 16, 2014, 12:42 AM ]
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 predictably set in Europe, where much of the action of the war occurred.  But we wanted to know how the war affected people ALL over the world, so many of our books are set in places like the United States, India  and Korea.  During this unit we will also explore the importance of diaries, both to the individual and to society, and of course, we will continue to practice our performance skills for the upcoming Speech Tournament in March.  But the center of this unit asks “How can we be involved in an active discussion?”  Each week the students will meet in their book clubs twice, to practice skills such as active listening, asking open-ended questions, using others’ ideas as a jumping off point, and disagreeing respectfully.
Grade 7 students read  book jackets to make their choices for book clubs.