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READ 180


We're off to a great start in all Read 180 classes for grades 5-8.  Students are engaged in independent reading, our computer software, and various workshops by grade.

Our fifth grade workshop "The New Americans" focuses on where new immigrants come from, why they come to the United States, an how their live are changed, and how they are changing America.  Will these new Americans help decide the up coming Presidential election? 

Sixth grade is reading about "Child Labor around the World".  This workshop explores why over 250 million children around the world have to work rather than go to school.  They work on farms, in factories, and even in garbage dumps.  Sixth graders are surprised to see which countries their uniforms, sneakers, and soccer balls are made in.  Could they have been made by children in those countries?

Seventh grade is studying the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920's and 1930's.  They discovered why so many African Americans migrated from the South to the North and how they made Harlem famous for its culture.  Harlem was a mecca for writers, musicians, and artists.  We read poems by Langston Hughes and a memoir by Walter Dean Myers.  

Eigth grade enjoyed a workshop called "Facing the Elements". We read an excerpt from "To Build a Fire", by Jack London.  It's about a man and his dog facing -75 degree below freezing temperature in the Yukon Territory of northern Canada.  Will he make it to camp, or freeze to death trying?         

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At John C. Daniels Interdistrict Magnet School of International Communication students are taught to be creative thinkers who understand and appreciate the diversity in their communities and in the world. Students learn to communicate in different languages enhanced by technology and infused with the arts.  Students are inspired to excel in their studies, to be healthy and active and to contribute to a global society.

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Principal: Dr. Marlene Baldizon
Assistant Principal: Laurian Kehoe

569 Congress Avenue
New Haven, CT 06519

Main Office: 475-220-3600
Magnet Office: 475-220-3604
Fax: 475-220-3605



School Hours: 8:35am - 2:50pm

Pre-K Program: 7:30am - 5:30pm