Students in grades 7 & 8 are taking the digital world by storm and are working in small online communities to create small blogs that allow them to share their writing and give feedback in real time.
The first assignment that 8th grade students are working on is a fractured fairy tale. With this assignment they pick at an original fairy tale and identify a new narrator, giving the story a different perspective. Once they have identified a new narrator and his/her traits, they start retelling the major events from that new perspective to get the "true" story of what happened.
One example of a fractured fairy tale is The TRUE Story of the Three Little Pigs as told by A. Wolf.
7th graders are exploring short stories. Their assignments will be focused on journal entries that respond to various stories and discussions in the classroom. Students will be expected to share their thoughts and give constructive comments on each other's entries.
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