Thursday, October 28, 2010
In the first paragraph, you will describe the prototypical hero at the beginning of Fantasy stories. Describe the traits and attributes commonly seen in Fantasy heroes. Describe the heroes’ physical attributes, personalities, home lives, interests, demeanors, and anything else that you think is important in relation to this topic. With this paragraph, you are creating a composite picture of a Fantasy hero. You are not describing any single character. Draw on your knowledge of Fantasy literature for this paragraph.
For the second paragraph, choose a hero character from a Fantasy book you have read (if it’s from a series, you must choose the first book), and explain whether or not you feel the character fits the hero prototype you outlined above. Use the specific criteria from your first paragraph in making your decision. In this second paragraph, describe specific examples from the book in explaining whether or not the hero fits the criteria.
Underline all book titles.
Paragraphs may be typed or hand-written (if typed, use size 14 font and 1.5-line spacing).
Due Tuesday, November 2. You will have class time on Monday, November 1 for writing, proofreading, revising.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
May be typed or hand-written.
Questions should be somewhat challenging, but it should be possible to guess an answer. Questions about obscure facts will not get full credit.
Include answers. Answers may not be numbers or dates. They may not be multiple choice, true/false, or yes/no.
You must write one question for each of the following categories:
3. Popular Culture
4. Pot Pourri
Questions must come from original research. You may not borrow a trivia question someone else has written and claim it as your own.
Due Wednesday, October 27, in Language Arts class.
This quiz will be worth 15 points.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
If you have a book that you think would be appropriate for the shelf and would like to donate it to our library, please don't hesitate to do so. I will also be creating a notebook for articles; if you have an article you think I should archive and keep in the notebook please send it my way. Thanks!
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
The updated wishlist is here.
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Photo of downtown Des Moines, Iowa, from Wikimedia Commons.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
The words: definitely, recommend, environment, exciting, weird, author, extremely, government, different, innocence, awkward, careful, sufficient, necessary, efficiency.
Thursday, October 14.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
1. Plausible story.
2. Terrestrial setting
3. Clear protagonist
4. Protagonist must face hardship, challenge, or problem
5. Story must have a resolution
6. Protagonist must experience growth or learn a lesson
7. Protagonist must experience emotion
In addition, your story must contain the following elements:
1. At least one additional significant character.
3. Protagonist must be middle school-aged.
4. Story must be set in the modern day.
5. Narration in the first person.
6. Tense must be past tense.
7. Description of the characters, setting, and events.
8. Topic must be different than in previous assignment.
1. Typed or hand-written. Typed must be 1.5-line spaced, Calibri or Times New Roman, size 13 font.
2. Length 5-6 pages.
3. Include Title and Heading.
First 3 pages due Wednesday, October 13.
Completed story due Wednesday, October 20.
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas.
Photo of Kenosha, Wisconsin, barn from Wikimedia Commons.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Countries: Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland, Liechtenstein.
Capitals: Vienna, Prague, Berlin, Budapest, Warsaw, Bratislava, Bern.
Map of Central Europe.
Photo of Frauenkirche, Munich, Germany from Wikimedia Commons.