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Author Camron Wright Visits Northwest Middle School 

Language Arts teacher Jason Miller hosted guest author, Camron Wright, in October.  Camron Wright was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah.  He attended Westminster College earning a master’s degree in Writing and Public Relations. Several of Mr. Wright’s books have won numerous awards.  His first book, Letters for Emily, was a Readers Choice Award winner, as well as a selection of the Doubleday Book Club and the Literary Guild. The Rent Collector, won best novel of the year from the Whitney Award while The Orphan Keeper won 2016 Book of the Year.   Mr. Wright discussed with students  what makes a great reader and writer.  He also left students with advice on having a happy and successful life.  Mr. Wright lives with his family just south of Salt Lake City.

Author Camron Wright Visits Northwest Middle School


Language Arts Students Make Sugar Skulls and Write Stories

Language Arts teacher Andrea Seminario and her students explored the differences and similarities between Halloween and Dia de los Muertos by writing compare and contrast essays. Ms. Seminario helped the students create Sugar Skulls out of sugar, meringue powder, and water.  Students were required to think of a theme and then creatively decorated their skulls and wrote short stories about them.  This activity allowed students to review text structures as well.  Students’ projects were judged on creativity.  

 

Language Arts Students Make Sugar Skulls and Write Stories

 

 

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