Contributor’s Name: Jaclyn Jones
Students read the novels A Long Walk to Water and Refugee while engaging Socratic Seminars and studying elements of literature. Simultaneously, they write realistic fiction stories with a focus on writing believable characters, writing scenes that show rather than tell, plotting a story on an arc, and writing a satisfying ending.
Geared Towards seventh, eighth
Curriculum: Curriculum – English
Tags: Middle School

Kick off: Blindfold Maze
Seminar Title: The Treasure Box
Group Initiative: Zoom
Project: Sudan Research Project
Discussion Topics: Refugee Experience, Elements of Literature, Fiction Writing
Outside Opportunity: Guest Speaker, Prof. of Sudanese History

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Middle School