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Empathy is Everything

By MaryLynn Karpenske

The purpose of this quest is to have students analyze the importance of empathy using novels as anchor texts to teach the concept. Students will meet with a group and blog about empathy and how it relates to the novels they have chosen to read. This quest is meant to be infused into the curriculum for about 6-8 weeks in order to allow students time for group discussions, blogging, reading, and class discussions. I use this as my independent reading unit, but I set aside substantial class time for students to work on it in class, as well. This quest incorporates other Edtech tools such as Kidblog and Flipgrid- all amazing vehicles to help amplify student voice! However, you can tailor it to your specific needs and use any other Edtech tools that you are comfortable utilizing.

  • English Language Arts
  • Grade 8