February 18, 2016

Eighth graders learned that simple objects can be invaluable due to the memories they are associated with. We held class discussions about thing we find important, surveyed the class, and read poems about family quilts. The poems illustrated the significance of family...

January 19, 2016


Eighth graders read an anecdote by Sandra Cisneros, entitled Gil's Furniture Store.



December 18, 2015

As we continue to read Scarlet Letter, we analyze characters and their relationships with each other. We also discuss the author's purpose and search for specific quotes that highlight the mood,and  tone or help us make inferences about characters' personality traits.


November 20, 2015

In my tenth grade American Literature course, we read Nathaniel Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter. Students searched for meaning behind the symbols that resonated with them the most. Below are photos of posters they created illustrating the symbols and explaining their releva...

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