Celebrating a Birthday
Students in Mrs. Kaplan's 8th grade Language Arts class studied a collection of works by Edgar Allan Poe. In this podcast, Thomas' opening sentence sums up the quality of this student project: "Welcome to Mrs. Kaplan's class' literary theatre..."
And theatre it is!
We post this podcast now as a celebration of the author's birthday, which happens to be in just 2 days: Friday, January 19, 1809.
Student producers: Collin and Kyle
Student readers: Caitlin, Jillian, Kristen, Kyle, and Lance
Student Narrator: Thomas
posted on: January 17, 2007
Mabry 7th Grade Book Chat (VP)
Mabry 7th grade Language Arts teachers sponsor a book chat in which students and parents read the same books (1 of the selected titles from the Dream Series) and then enjoy being in class together experiencing a variety of activities based on their reading. During the book chat "coffee house" parents and students complete a guided discussion about the book they have read and even get to meet the author personally, ask him questions, and just savor reading and learning.
This podcast features author Brett Hodus talking about his day at Mabry and the writing process. You will hear from Mabry's 7th grade Language Arts teachers and see pictures taken during the event.
posted on: January 10, 2007
The Alamo "Book Report" (VP)
In 2004 two eighth graders, Cameron and Matt, made this "book report." This project demonstrates how effectively students can convey their work through video.
posted on: December 14, 2005
Language Arts Research Papers
Mrs. Hartnett, our 2005 - 2006 Teacher of the Year, and Ms. Collins, our 2004 - 2005 Teacher of the Year, team-taught their first 8th grade Language Arts research unit at the beginning of the year. The students researched world-wide charitable organizations as well as those found closer to home in the metro area. Little did they know at the time how timely their work would become with the recent tragedy experienced on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico.
In keeping with our Mabry commitment to give our students a significant, meaningful, global voice, and as part of the end-of-unit project, a group of students was selected to communicate to our global community the wealth of information they had encountered. By sharing this information through this student podcast (which comes directly out of their curriculum), the students hope that they can in some way help the victims of these disasters.
Mabry Middle School: giving students a significant, meaningful, global voice to make the world a better place!
posted on: October 14, 2005