Teacher's Name: Mrs. Lauren Berowski

Grade/Subject: Library/Media
/ Grade 8 Literature

Contact: lberowski@stjohnskenmore.com 

 

Merry Christmas!

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Independent Reading Presentations:

Students just began presenting their independent reading projects. Students were asked to select a book that they are interested in, and do a creative presentation for the class! This will reinforce a strong love of reading.

8th Grade Literature Poetry Unit: 

We just finished our poetry unit! We have:

  • Learned about the meaning of poetry
  • Learned about and experimented with free verse poetry
  • Written bio poems about ourselves
  • Read, listened to, and analyzed "Where I'm From" by George Ella Lyon
  • Created our own "Where I'm From" poems based on the style of Lyon's poem
  • Read and analyzed "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost
  • Read "Love That Dog," and answered many questions that require critical thinking skills
  • Reviewed literary devices
  • Learned how to write a dialectical journal, which helps us reflect on, evaluate, connect to, predict, and question the text
  • Read "Mother to Son" by Langston Hughes
  • Read "Still I Rise" by Maya Angelou
  • Read"The Cold Within" by James Patrick Kinney
  • Learned about a writing strategy called HIDDEN
  • Written a "Theme Essay" and did a writer's workshop!
  • Read "A Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe
  • Read "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe
  • Completed a Poetry Unit Test
  • Revised "Theme Essay"

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Library

We have digitized about 90% of our library! Thank you to those of you who donated books to our growing and changing library!

We are currently learning about the Elf on the Shelf Tradition, and how small acts of kindness can go a long way this holiday season!

If you would like to view our digital site, please visit: www.stjohnskenmore.libib.com

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Love and Light,

Mrs. Berowski