Homework: Handwriting up to letter "P", and the 7 Gifts illustration (for those who didn't turn it in on Thursday).
Literature 7: In continuing with the concept of the Hero's Journey, we explored in more detail the various character archetypes associated with these stories as they relate to legends, fables, myths, folktales and other similar genres. Knowing these will also help in developing the writing assignment for the Sword in the Stone unit.
We'll begin reading Sword in the Stone next week.
English 7: Classes were introduced to the writing assignment for the Sword in the Stone unit, which will consist of creating a text-based adventure game, with a foundation in the Hero's Journey, on the website inform7.com. Creating the game is a single component of the overall project, which also includes an essay, detailed and organized map of the different scenarios and a graphic organizer with information about the gameplay and story.
In preparing for writing the game, we also defined and started looking at SCENES and their make-up, from including characters and sensory details to dialogue and conflict. Most stories consist of 40-60 scenes, so it's important to have a decent understanding of scene so that we're more comfortable in crafting one.
Homework: Finish Vocabulary Cumulative Review and Sect. 1.6 (possessive nouns) in grammar WB
English 8: In English this week, we worked a bit on becoming more concise writers, paying more attention to word choice and the way we say things. This led to creating a six-word memoir, which will be due on Tuesday of next week.
Homework: Six-word memoir rough drafts and Sect. 1.6 (possessive nouns) in grammar WB.
I hope everyone has a great weekend!