Middle School Language Arts, November 2016

Through the month of October we wrapped up the study of The House on Mango Street with a map project.  Students made maps of Mango Street with information from the book.  These will be on display at curriculum celebration in January.

November should be exciting as we are all, as a middle school, participating in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month).  In the month of November, we will all set word count goals, develop individual stories, and write our first novels.  It will be a huge undertaking, but we’re up for the task.

Also, we will be reading Revolutionary War novels as part of writing workshop.  Thank you to all of the parents who purchased copies of the novel for their kids.  Our picks this time around are Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson, My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln and Christopher Collier, Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes, and The Fighting Ground by Avi.  I look forward to interesting discussions of literature as we read!

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