Seventh Grade by Gary SotoMany things have changed about seventh grade since Soto wrote this story. Cultural touchstones are very different, the structure of middle school has changed drastically by now (and had even changed a lot by the time I was in middle school myself.) However, certain things havent changed: students are still trying on many different actions and personalities, trying to discover their real identity. Some of these things they try on will indeed be cringeworthy and some of these things will be very dishonest. Sometimes the students might even be self-aware enough to notice that, but sometimes they wont. The process of discovering your identity be trying new ones on like a mall fitting room is a process any middle school student will be familiar with, and I expect that not to change for many years to come.
I would like to have students do two versions of Gallaghers Sometimes You Can Judge A Book By Its Cover prompt. The first one, which will be more of a quick-write, would be to pick one of the main characters from Seventh Grade and write about something this person wears or does in an attempt to broadcast who they are. After theyve warmed up doing that and practiced applying it, I will have them do the same thing about themselves in a longer form. One such goal here is to help make my students more self-aware of the identities they try on and how others around them perceive them when they do so.
Seventh Grade by Gary Soto Short Story Unit Grade 7
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