above: a seventh grader at Rhode Island Public Radio, May 2017
This summer, five essays by Gordon seventh graders will air as part of Rhode Island Public Radio's weekly This I Believe segment. The tentative dates are:
...all of them Wednesdays.
above: a seventh grader records her essay in Rhode Island Public Radio's studio, April 2016.
Since 2011, essays by Gordon seventh graders, originally written for a class assignment, have aired as part of Rhode Island Public Radio's This I Believe
, which airs weekly every Wednesday. more on This I Believe
The "This I Believe" essay has become an annual assignment in seventh grade humanities, and the team at RIPR chooses a number to develop into radio segments.
The process has become part of a series of spoken word projects for seventh graders, culminating in the June Night of Words event. more on this
Several 2016 essays were selected to air, including:
above: a seventh grader with This I Believe host Frederic Reamer in Rhode Island Public Radio's studio, June 2016.
Essays from six 2015 seventh graders began airing in May 2015 and ran throughout the summer: