Students are actually experiencing what they read in Mrs. Jessica Davis’ class at the Center for Innovation (CFI). “Our students have select readings that are designed to invoke critical thinking, analysis, and content reflection,” said Davis, who is an instructor of English Language Arts at the CFI.
One of the most recent readings was “The Lord of the Flies” a novel by Nobel Prize-winning English author William Golding. The novel follows a group of British boys stuck on an uninhabited island who try to govern themselves with disastrous results. In order to experience some of the context of the reading students “are engaged in activities that might transpire in the text as an enrichment to the passage,” said Ms. Shannon Sizemore, instructor of English Language Arts. Ms. Deana Nantz another English Language Arts instructor explained the ability to create imagery with reading passages and how those images assist students in retaining information.
“It is the purpose and intent of reading classical literature and selected texts to help students grow their vocabulary, expand their thought process to higher order reasoning, and to facilitate personal reflection and analysis,” remarked Mrs. Jennifer Robinson, instructor of English Language Arts.