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Middle School Language Arts News: April 2013

As we head in to April, we are wrapping up the reading of “Romeo and Juliet” and and are moving on to projects and performances.  Each student is working on their own independent project demonstrating their knowledge of Shakespeare and his famous play, and each class is re-writing the script to make their own condensed version.  These will be performed at curriculum celebration, so stay tuned.

Now, we are slowly moving in to our study of poetry.  We will examine a variety of poets and their work, mainly free verse poetry. Students will work to imitate the styles of others as they develop their own poetic voice.  Poetry is exciting for some, but daunting for others. I hope that everyone can reach a new level of confidence through this unit of study.

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