7th Grade GSS Weekly Update
Week of 5/17-5/21
Students planning to attend Webster Groves High School and take Gifted 9 English received their three books for their required summer reading. All students will read And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie.
Students selected two from the list of books below to read for Mrs. McGrath’s course.
Something Wicked This Way Comes
by Ray Bradbury
The Island of Doctor Moreau by H.G. Wells
Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
GSS World’s Fair/Intrinsic Motivation
This week and next week, students are presenting their civilizations to each other. We have tried to create an interpersonal atmosphere that allows students to feel in control of their learning process. Many students’ own intrinsic interest, curiosity, and excitement about learning outweighs their need to outperform their peers. One important objective of the World’s Fair is to foster the intrinsic motivation and creativity of our gifted students.
Public Product available after Tuesday, May 5
World’s Fair 2021 is a platform for students' authenticity, student voice and choice and even, occasionally, sustained inquiry. Student work is seen beyond the classroom.
Why is having a public product so important?
Public products raise the stakes for students, leading them to do higher quality work. Students are able to talk about whether their work meets standards, how the work can be improved. The work becomes food for thought in a learning community.
Current Unit of Study
GSS World’s Fair
Upcoming Due Dates
22a Written Work
22b Sensory Component
22d Presentation Slide
22e Presentations begin with Listening Guide
22f Final Reflection-Tuesday, May 25
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