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Thursday March 9, 2017 at 4:40pm Age: 256 days
Category: Middle School

SEVENTH GRADE ENGLISH CLASSES LEARN CHARACTERIZATION THROUGH ILLUSTRATION


As part of a unit on Jerry Spinelli’s “Crash,” a novel about a school bully, Mrs. Dickman’s seventh-grade English class debated the issue of bullying and its impact on children and teens.  

 

To express their feelings about the story, its characters and themes, the class engaged in a creative Character Doll project involving the illustration of a character of choice.

 

The students enjoyed mixing creativity with learning and imagining what the characters might look like through their illustrations.  

 

"I thought that this project was a really creative way to express what I learned from the book,” Rebecca said. For Liam MacClugage the project helped him with the process of characterization itself, and will serve him well in future readings. 

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