5th-8th Grammar and Writing, 7th-8th Math
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Mrs. Theut's Seventh Grade News
The Sixth-Grade is finishing up Lupita Manana. This is the story of two immigrant children, who face a great deal of challenges. The students enjoy this because it is set in Mexico and the United States. There are many Spanish words and phrases, and there are themes that our students can relate to.
The other Sixth Grade class is reading Calico Captive. This is a historical fiction book set in the northeastern United States and Canada. It tells of the true story of a colonial family captured by Indians during the French and Indian War.
The Seventh Grade is reading A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. This is the beautiful story of a man who is given a chance to atone for his past sins, after being led on a journey by the ghosts.
Other Seventh Graders are reading Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles. This story is set in England during the late 1800s. The students have been challenged by the vocabulary, and the "old English."
The Eighth Graders are also reading two different books. The first is reading Jacob Have I Loved. This is a coming of age story about a girl living on an island during the 1940s. The other Eighth Grade is reading Johnny Tremain, a story about a boy living in Boston before and during the Revolutionary War. It is unique in that it has real heroes from history, like Paul Revere and Sam Adams.
The students analyze and discuss each book, chapter by chapter. The students write all about the characters, themes, plot details, author's style etc. on their tests. They continually surprise me with their hard work.