In Language Arts, over the last couple of weeks, students have been working on using peer and teacher feedback to edit, revise, and develop polished drafts of their Personal Narratives. After completing them, they began to put themselves in someone else’s shoes by exploring personal narratives through Virtual Reality software. This not only allows them a unique opportunity practicing and reflecting on empathy, but it also will provide a fun connection to our future work with the novel Ready Player One.
Once Personal Narratives were handed in, we shifted our focus back to analytical writing. We reviewed the difference between writing that analyzes and writing that summarizes and compared analytical essays to science labs and math proofs. In the coming weeks students will craft essays investigating the correlation between the theme and the conflict within their new Choice Books and tracing the hero’s journey of a movie character of their choice.