Thursday, May 15, 2008

What's happening in class?

It's hard to believe there are only 3 weeks left in the school year!

The week of May 19th - May 23rd will be a busy one!

In L.A. class, we will begin the last project of the year! Each student will be designing a portfolio based on a theme of his or her choice. Included in the portfolio will be a selection of original poems, published poems, song lyrics, a motto, and a short story or novel excerpt. Also, for every selection, students will write an analysis explaining the connection of their selections to their theme, and inturn, themselves. I'm looking forward to reading their finished products, which will be due on Wednesday, May 28th!

In reading class, we will start reading the play version of The Diary of Anne Frank. We will open the unit with a historical discussion of WWII, Aldolf Hitler, and the Holocaust. Students will also be given background information on Anne Frank herself, and the life she lead before and leading up to the time Anne's family and she went into hiding.

Here's to a good week!

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