Eighth-graders Study “Lord of the Flies”
Laura Clemens’ eighth-grade English students recently took a deep dive into the classic novel “Lord of the Flies.” After reading the book, students were asked to complete a project using their skills and unique talents to illustrate their knowledge of the content and meaning behind the literary classic. Clemens said the projects were completely driven by student choice. “There was a wide range of student responses to the book,” she said. “I told students, ‘take your talents and use that as your medium for showing your understanding.’” Some students designed board games, painted scenes from the novel, created an escape room experience, and wrote short stories.