October 17, 2013

Archetypes in Fantasy and Science Fiction


Courageous Heroes Unit has Begun!

...And it begins.

Beginning October 17th, we will be investigating what it means to be a hero. What traits does a hero need to make an impact in society? Are our heroes really heroic?

This is going to be a fun unit, so stay tuned!

September 13, 2013

Hunger Games


Happy Hunger Games!
For Monday, we will be writing an expository essay where you will take a position on which version of the story is a truer version of dystopia.

In order to write on a subject, you might want to immerse yourself in the topic. I have included some links to get you started.

What are the responsibilities of a movie director? http://www.creativeskillset.org/film/jobs/direction/article_3880_1.asp

What is a "reaping?" What does it mean to "reap?"

Well, the reaping is an invented term used by Shirley Jackson in a great short story titled "The Lottery." You should read it!

2.gather crop: to cut and gather a crop, especially a grain crop, from the land where it is growing


http://sites.middlebury.edu/individualandthesociety/files/2010/09/jackson_lottery.pdf

September 3, 2013

War of the Worlds Radio Broadcast




Click the link above to hear the original 1938 broadcast that started all the hysteria. Would you have believed this if you heard this broadcast in 1938?

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Week of September 3rd: Reminders

Weekly Reminders:

1. Write to Learn fees were due last Friday. Please submit your fees as soon as possible. Partial payments will be accepted.

2. Spelling Packet: Unexpected Consonant Spellings due Wednesday.

3. Word Quiz on Friday

4. Science Social on Friday. All classes will be shortened to accomodate social

5. Cyberbullies Beware: Internet Safety presentation in class Wednesday.