Congratulations to Mrs. Cooper’s Senior English class for being awarded the Classroom of the Month from Smith Magazine, a national publication!
According to Danielle Shum’s article “The class first examines Ernest Hemingway’s legendary six-word novel: “For sale: baby shoes never worn.” They discuss how the simplicity of six words captivates and provokes an interest to learn more. Cooper then asks her students to consider a significant event in their lives and write the memoir in three different ways. “I really wanted to hit home this idea that a memoir is not your whole life,” she says “it’s an event that shapes you as a person. It can be positive, it can be negative, but should be powerful.””
The following memoirs are only a few examples of student works:
- “Stay patient and trust the process.” – Riley
- “Don’t believe what people tell you.” – Will
- “Begin, Cringe, Wish for new start.” – Amira
- “Doing Things My Family Isn’t.” -Jason
- “I don’t even care about you.”-Alisa
This is the second time that Mrs. Cooper’s class has received this recognition. Way to go Mrs. Cooper and students! Continue achieving and reaching for excellence.
Take a look at the complete article to learn more about Mrs. Cooper’s fabulous Senior English class: Glass Castle Meets Six Words at Metamora Township High School in Illinois.