We focused on moving beyond basic comprehension and truly analyzing literature this week in Language Arts.
In 5th grade, students took an in-depth look at this week's issue of Time for Kids on the Hyperloop. Students compared the Hyperloop to other modes of transportation throughout the world as well as analyzed how innovative the Hyperloop is compared to Ford's Model T car.
In 6th grade, students read a realistic fiction story called "The Good Deed" by Marion Dane Bauer. The students debated what constitutes a good deed and which character is the story actually completed a good deed.
In 7th grade, the students read the science fiction story "The Last Dog" by Katherine Paterson. The students studied the allusions and flashbacks in the story and analyzed how these elements contributed to the story's theme.
The NaNoWriMo class is on a roll! The students finished the first 25% of their novels this week, which so far range in length from 4-22 pages. I was so impressed by the complexity, character development, and imagery in these novels. Keep up the amazing work, NaNoWriMo!