Student Writing Throughout Schechter Manhattan

Student Writing Throughout Schechter Manhattan


Students at Schechter Manhattan are writing across the curriculum.  In whatever area of study they are exploring, they have opportunities to express their ideas and what they have learned in writing- thereby solidifying their understanding of concepts and also practicing their writing skills.  I get excited when I see the students’ growth over time, so I am pleased to share a sample of that development by collecting recent writing of students from each grade in the school. Click on the links below to check out the pieces so that you can also see how Schechter Manhattan students develop as writers, and the many things they are writing about.

Gan- As part of their tree unit, students found leaves and described them.  Emma wrote

First-Students learned about the job of a president and talked about what issues might be important to the citizens of the United States of America, then shared what they would do if they were president. Roni wrote

Second- One Hebrew group learned the phrases “yesh li” and “ein li” (I have/ I don’t have). Each student created their own “Yesh Li Ein Li” book. Elias wrote

Third- Using one of 4 prompts-remembering, imagining, wondering, and observing- students began working on their drafts. For an imaginative story,  Amy wrote

Fourth & Fifth Grade-  After delving deeply into different political topics, students wrote reflections about what surprised them, what family members they discussed them with, and what they took away from those conversations. Katarina wrote, Adam wrote.

Sixth- While studying Ancient Greece, students wrote essays comparing their system of Democracy with the US in 2020.  Ezra wrote

Seventh- Students responded to different prompts for creative writing, including “It all happened when I accidentally picked up the wrong suitcase at the airport”. Ariel wrote

Eighth-Students learned about different patterns of genetic inheritance and demonstrated this learning through a simulation activity about breeding monsters.  They “bred” different monsters to determine what traits their offspring could inherit, created Punnett squares to calculate the probability of inheritance, and coded animations to show which traits each generation of monsters actually inherited.  Annabelle wrote