Our 8th graders are all so excited to be back in school this year! And I am so excited to be back in school with them!
One of the things we are all most excited about is being able to read and discuss together historical fiction books, which will help my students develop their literary analysis skills and learn about important times in our nation's past.
My students are at a crucial point in their lives as they move from older children to young adults. I so enjoy watching them develop their skills and grow in so many ways at this time. They are all so eager to learn and share together in our Stone Valley community. It is such a pleasure to work with them every day, and introduce them to these new topics and themes.
In November, we will begin our book club unit on the Asian-American experience during WWII, with special focus on Japanese American internment camps. This unit is such an important one for our 8th graders. They will learn to process historical fiction books from a literary perspective and also learn about that time in history.
The books I have requested are all about children like my students and the experiences they had at that time.
Through these same-aged protagonists, my students will be able to immerse themselves in this world, and really imagine what it was like. By learning about this time in that way, my students will be better able to empathize with the characters and understand the challenges they faced.
I am so eager to share these books with my classes and see where our discussions will lead! Thank you very much for supporting our learning community.
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