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Middle School Language Arts News: March 2012

We’ve been busy in Middle School Language Arts during the month of February.  Work on multi-genre projects has been in full swing, and students are immersing themselves in the research of their biography topic as well as the genres they plan on writing.  As always, they will be on display at curriculum celebration.

Upon our return from mid-winter break, two big things are now taking place.  First, we are launching a whole class study of the science fiction novel, The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer.  Though it is a weighty novel at nearly 400 pages, it is engaging, and full of pithy topics to discuss at the middle school level.  We will also be working on our essay writing skills through the exploration of these topics.  I look forward to taking this group of middle schoolers through this study!

Finally, we will be conducting Terra Nova testing for reading and language the week of March 5th-8th.  Please make sure your child is on time and well fed on those days.

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