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On to the Final Round

Mrs. Reardon hosted the grade level Spelling Bees during the week of January 4th. Three students advanced from each grade level. The final round will be held Tuesday, January...  Read More »

January 10, 2016 • 0 comments

The Spelling Bee Is Almost Here!

December 12, 2015

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Paper Towns

Mae Li C.

“Margo always loved mysteries and in everything that came afterward, I could never stop thinking that maybe she loved mysteries so much that she became one” (8). John ...  Read More »

January 21, 2016 • 0 comments

We Were Liars

January 18, 2016

I’ll Give You the Sun

January 18, 2016

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The Giver Unit

Students on Grade 8 Academy recently watched the movie adaptation of The Giver to conclude their unit. Evaluating how a film stays faithful to the novel and the choices made by the producer is now a part of the common core curriculum. Because The Giver is a book that students really enjoyed, they had a lot to say about the movie. Below are some sample reviews.

Not a Good Adaptation

Maggie Be., Grade 8

I don't think that the movie was a good adaptation to the book. The producers just added too much, and it changed the story entirely. Sure, the movie itself was good: teen...  Read More »

December 12, 2015 • 0 comments

  • The Giver Movie: A Strong Adaptation December 12, 2015

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Hitler Youth Rap

Jack T., Grade Eight

Ya Hitler was a dictat...or to hiiis people. Here in the U.S. we got justice, freedom to do what we do. But Nazi Germany was run down By by the S.S. and the Hitler Youth. Because...  Read More »

January 14, 2016 • 0 comments

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Reading Poll

What do you typically like better: the book or the movie?

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Which Is Better: The Movie or the Book?

Emily W., Grade Eight

We can all agree a movie can leave you in awe. When you are reading a book, though, it requires your full imagination. When we watch movies, the director gets to choose tha...  Read More »

January 9, 2016 • 0 comments

Why Books Shouldn’t Be Banned

January 9, 2016

Why I Liked The Giver

January 9, 2016

Should a Book Ever Be Banned from School?

January 9, 2016

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Welcome to Our 2015-16 Literary Newspaper

The Sharkives is back for the third year, all new for 2015-16. The focus of the newspaper this year will be to provide literary news and student work from our classrooms! Please read and enjoy, and please comment!

Only in the Sharkives!

Check in weekly for updated literary news and fantastic student writing that you can only find here!

We welcome student contributions!

Students may submit material for consideration through your language arts teacher or to room 14, Mr. Doherty's room.
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