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Fostering a rich literature experience, Jr. High students take a journey in the world of books.  With large group introductions and small group instruction, students work to enrich their minds with different genres of literature.

Moving through poetry and short plays help our students to gain self confidence as they take on different characters and scenes.

Learning in Literature is a rich experience for our Jr. High students.

All late work will be accepted one day late for half credit. All late work after that day will still be graded, but will not count for any points. If a student is absent, they have the same amount of days that they are absent to turn in their homework.

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Literature Update – 3/6/20

What a fun and exciting week we had with the Junior High Musical! The students all did a wonderful job! I can’t believe we’re 2/3 of the way through the school year! 6th Grade: We finished our unit on courage by looking at the women of Hidden Figures and are now watching the movie. Next...
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Literature Update

Hello! 6th Grade: Last week we continued with Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry. This week we will finish the book and the students will begin working on their final project. Over the course of the novel they have been keeping notes on their assigned Notice and Note signpost. The will use that information to create...
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Literature Update

6th Grade: They worked in their Notice and Note groups to find examples of the signpost they were assigned. We are already halfway through Roll of Thunder! The suspense is going to be going up a couple of notches next week!   Dates to know:   February 20-25: Work on final project in class February...
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Literature Update – 1/24/20

Another exciting week in Literature! 6th Grade: We continued our theme of showing courage through adversity by reading about four real life people who overcame a lot in their lives. We are talking about different text features and why authors make the choices they make. Next week we will begin our novel study of Roll...
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Literature Update – 1/10/20

Welcome back! It’s been an exciting week starting all new books in each grade. 6th Grade: This week we read the nonfiction book The Journey to Save Curious George about the authors of the Curious George series, H.A. and Margret Rey, and their daring escape from occupied France on bicycles during World War II. We will watch the documentary...
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Literature Newsletter – 12/6/19-12/20/19

6th Grade: We are in the middle of our study of Ancient Civilizations. We are focusing on how authors present the central idea of a text and how we can summarize a text through that central idea. 7th Grade: We just finished The Giver and are now on Charles Dickens’s Christmas classic A Christmas Carol. We will...
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Literature News – 11/22/19

6th Grade: We finished our unit on The Egypt Game and other Egyptian stories and myths. Their final project brochures with research and connections to our reading turned out great. We just started our reading on the people of the Ancient Maya and will talk about how informational texts are presented in a different way from...
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Junior High Literature -11/8

It’s been a busy couple of weeks in Literature! 6th Grade: We continued our deep dive into Egypt by looking at mythology written by ancient Egyptians and read stories about famous Egyptians. We will complete this unit in the next two weeks. We will read a historical fiction story about the discovery of King Tut’s...
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Junior High Literature Newsletter – 10/25

6th Grade: We are continuing our deep dive into Egyptian stories by reading literature about Cleopatra and King Tut. In the coming weeks we will explore Egyptian folktales and their links to their religious beliefs and fictional stories of today. A final project will due in which the students research and create a poster for...
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