It has been fantastic to be back in the Point Defiance Library for 7th and 8th Grade Language Arts! Students in the 7th grade went right to work enticing their classmates to read for fun. They reviewed their summer free choice reading selections, shared their opinions in small groups, and made recommendation cards (like we see at bookstores and libraries) for books on our shelves. Their encouragement has already created some brisk activity in book borrowing!
In recent weeks, both the 7th and 8th grade have been using movement and artistic skill to make literary terms come to life. In the 8th grade, students brainstormed their own deck of cards for “abstract noun charades,” which deepened an understanding of abstract nouns as building blocks of discussing themes in literature. (Try out “abstract noun charades” at your next socially distanced gathering!) In 7th grade, students made motif mobiles, as a way to make tactile and visual the idea of a literary motif - repeated imagery in literature.
Next up in Point Defiance is a dive into mythology for the 7th grade (including cool monsters and creatures) and the eerie classic story “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson for the 8th grade.
Located in the Central District, Seattle Girls' School is an independent school for girls and gender nonconforming students in grades 5-8. Our mission is to inspire and develop courageous leaders who think independently, work collaboratively, learn joyfully, and champion change.