Happy Spring!

 

 

The 8th graders have started Anne Frank - The Diary of a Young Girl. We are learning about the Holocaust, World War II and European life in the 1940s. I am assigning a lot of reading so that we can finish the book before graduation. Please encourage nightly reading.

The 7th graders recently finished their study of A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare and have started the novel Under the Blood-Red Sun. This novel covers friendship and the struggle faced by the American Japanese living in the United States during World War II. Please encourage their nightly reading.

The 6th graders are starting the novel The Watsons go to Birmingham. Please encourage your students to read in the evenings. They will be assigned a chapter or two every night. We will be exploring plot, conflict and character development as well as 1960s America.

Let's make this final stretch before summer a good one!

 

Mrs. Dessert


Mrs. Dessert

Middle School English/Language Arts
dessertj@saintmatthews.org