Mrs. Giacchino’s seniors finished reading Animal Farm by George Orwell and created a project to wrap up the unit. Students were asked to pick a dramatic or arts/crafts project from a list of approved projects. Christian created a timeline on a PowerPoint to compare the history of various totalitarian societies to the novel. Riley chose a dramatic project option and produced script from part of the novel and puppets to present to the class as if he were retelling the story. Mitchell decided upon an arts and crafts project where he could truly display his artistic ability in drawing the important scenes from the novel. The seniors enjoyed reading the novel, being able to relate the novel’s content to history, and being able to show their creativity to their fellow classmates.
Ms. Ammendola’s language arts students created posters representing their favorite characters in a book. They listed adjectives that describe their character, provided quotes to and from the character that provided evidence of their character traits, and wrote a summary about the character. In addition, they wrote an essay comparing and contrasting themselves to the character. They used the steps in the writing process, including outlines and graphic organizers.
Ms. Hrabosky’s English class celebrated St. Patrick’s Day by creating limericks. We spent a week studying the history, structure and format of limericks. Students created two of their own limericks to share with their classmates. They had fun creating humorous poems and even forgot how much fun it is to count syllables!
Submitted By – Ms. Hrabosky, High School English Instructor