A survivor of the Holocaust, Ms. Dahme shared the story of how strangers saved her family from extermination.
The goal of the Middle School English program is to help students become independent and effective readers and writers. By exploring a variety of literature--from Shakespeare to contemporary writers--students decipher both explicit and implicit meanings, hone their comprehension skills, and delve into abstract concepts. Several times throughout the year, students write in a variety of modes, but the main focus is on essay writing. They engage in all stages of the writing process--brainstorming ideas, organizing them, drafting an essay, revising it, and editing for mechanics. Grammar lessons are reinforced by having students deliberately apply specific grammatical concepts to their own writing.