Students in Jeanette Cole’s Honors English 10 class have been reading The Mortal Instruments - City of Bones by Cassandra Clare.
Each time her students complete an independent study novel, Mrs. Cole works to make sure she can relate the content to her student’s lives.
In The Mortal Instruments - City of Bones, a group of people called Shadowhunters, who are invisible to the normal human eye, rid the world of evil and do so anonymously. Shadowhunters devote their lives to making the world a safer and better place for those around them.
To connect the story to the modern day, Mrs. Cole has randomly given her Honors English 10 students cards that each contain four acts of kindness. Each student is then responsible for anonymously completing the tasks.
“My students have expressed to me that this activity was a positive experience for them. They gained a better appreciation for ‘the little things in life’,” said teacher Jeanetter Cole. “They understand it costs nothing to be kind, and it's still an attitude you can have in the middle of a global pandemic.”