Reading & Writing News

Socratic seminar examines controversial environmental topics with students leading the conversation

Grade 6 students examined controversial environmental topics and utilized elements they had practiced in their history and english classes. The preparation with their CEA - claim, evidence, analysis, is related to their job roles in English book club reflections and the inner/outer circle is similar to a style used in a recent History class debate. 

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Grade 5 students become subject matter experts and authors

Grade 5 students enthusiastically accepted the challenge of researching to become experts on their topic of choice and then applying their learning by authoring, creating, and presenting digital, nonfiction books.  This informational writing initiative was part of the Grade 5 Writing Workshop that helps students master a variety of approaches to writing. 

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Michelle Mulé '20 receives top honors in Art and Writing Award

Congratulations to Michelle Mulé '20 who was awarded three silver keys, for two poems and one short story, and six honorable mentions, for five poems and one short story, in this year's Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Michelle also received a Gold Key and an honorable mention for two additional photographs she submitted.

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Geography Bee tests students' knowledge and ignites grade-level excitement

In the end, it was a battle of the grades as three students sat on the stage in a row of otherwise empty folding chairs. Waiting for the next question was Colt Jones, Grade 6, Alex Stuebe, Grade 7, and Will Kearns, Grade 8, during the final round of the 5th Annual National Geographic GeoBee earlier this week. To prepare for the GeoBee, all MS students participated in the preliminary rounds in their history classes following winter break.

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