Senior Students Choose Gift Wrapped Novels to Study
RHMS senior students learned not to judge a book by its cover in Ms. Kelly Cruz’s inventive Grade 8 English class. Students had to choose a book for novel study without being able to see the cover and without previous knowledge of the plot. In the spirit of the holidays, each book was gift wrapped with only a brief synopsis on the front such as, "A character is visited by a stranger and asked to go on a mission". This was a new and exciting way to expose students to different works of literature that they may otherwise not ordinarily pick up based on the cover. Everyone excitedly unwrapped their books to discover what they had chosen and many were pleasantly surprised!