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CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE VIDEO PROJECT

This year, the sixth grade class tried something new for the 4th Nine Weeks. They read a “Choose Your Own Adventure” series book for their book project that we borrowed from the public library and took note of the format of this style of books. As you read through the book, the author allows the reader to make decisions or choices at certain parts of the storyline. Based on the reader’s decision, they are led to a particular page in the book to find out what happens because of that choice. Then, the students worked as a class to create their own storyline for a video version of a Choose Your Own Adventure story. . . .

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POETRY CAFE

Poetry is one of those strands of writing that we sometimes hate to love or love to hate. Many students are intimidated by the restrictions and limitations designed to create specific rhythms. They’re also hesitant to let too many emotions, feelings, or thoughts be out in the open for others to see.   This year was different. I had a group of sixth grade students that were willing to open up about bullying and difficult circumstances they find themselves in during the school day and even at home. They were creative in writing about a variety of topics and pushed themselves to make their writing better . . .

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