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Building Strong Bonds in Order to Enhance Literary Engagement

Building Strong Bonds in Order to Enhance Literary Engagement
Posted on 11/09/2015

By: Caryn Collins, 8th grade English Language Arts & Vionette Matos, 8th grade Spanish Language Arts

In our language arts classes in eighth grade, students began the year with the foundational work that will continue through eighth grade graduation, and hopefully beyond. We delved into several aspects of the concept of a literary community.

In ADLE, students learned to identify their own learning and working styles in a protocol called “Compass,” as well as recognize the benefits and challenges of coming together to work alongside others with complementary-yet-distinct frames of reference or perspective.

In ELA, students identified the ways in which the world of literature and human communication is fostered and generated through that act of coming together to analyze and create literature within functioning literary communities.

Coming Soon!

  • Discussion Protocols: “The 4 As,” Socratic Circles, “The Last Word”
  • Analysis Essay Outlines and Slideshow Presentations
  • Exciting Grammar Discussions about: “The Almighty Pronoun,” “Verbs for Analysis,” “Sensational Sentence Syntax”
  • James Howe’s “Jeremy Goldblatt is So Not Moses,” Walter Dean Myers’ “The Visit,” Angela Johnson’s “Sweetness” and more!
  • Short Stories by Gabriel García Márquez, Julio Cortázar, Horacio Quiroga, Magali García Ramis, and more!