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2019-03-25 胡莹莹 Gary 西外小初高双语国际课程部

 

It all started three years ago when the Grade 6 students were learning the elements of a short story in Gary’s class. This lesson aided his students in reading comprehension. It led them to a deeper understanding and appreciation of stories and helped his students learn to write stories of their own. He believes that the success of the students depends on how they apply their learning to their works and to their daily lives. After learning all the elements of a short story, Gary noticed that most of the stories that they had written were all amazing. That’s why he came up with this idea of putting some of their compositions together for his students to realize how they are in his class as far as their English level is concerned. He chose Reflections as the title of the first book because he thought that their short stories reflected the skills they have learned in his class. 

 

 

 

 

Inspired by the success of Reflections, Gary was able to compile again some short stories written by his students in his second year at Xiwai. This time he added poems and graphic stories also made by them. He named this masterpiece Scribbles. He knew it’s just natural for students to bubble over with ideas. Unfortunately, capturing those ideas on paper does not always come as easily, but they have to be written. So in their creative writing lesson, his students were able to display writing skills again. He was just extremely proud and happy with the effort the students had made in the lessons.


 

 

 

 

Gary believed that the students work gets better and better every year. So on his third year at Xiwai, it was a lot easier for him to collect their literary pieces. The third compilation book, which is the second volume of Scribbles, had been launched. This time he added essays and grammar board games. It can be a challenge to get middle schoolers interested in reading, but Scribbles is always a great choice. It has different kinds of reading materials and board games that students will surely enjoy. It only aims to involve and move its readers.