Middle School Language Arts: December 2012
As we moved in to Thanksgiving break, we capped off our short story unit, and started reading fantasy fiction. Students are arranged in book groups and have chosen to read one of five titles, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis, Skellig by David Almond, The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman, Gifts by Ursula LeGuin, or Puddlejumpers by Mark Jean and Christopher Carlson. Each class period they meet to discuss the previous night’s reading. In addition, we are working on developing literary theories that will culminate in literary essays!