Religion: Having returned from our trip to D.C., the eighth graders were asked to reflect on the trip by creating a memory book page of their top 2-3 sites, along with photos and a description of what the site is, its location, what they enjoyed about, what they learned about it, stories associated with it, trivia or anything else they'd like to add. Next week, we'll get back to the Chosen book, looking at chapter 16 regarding the meaning of marriage.
Homework: D.C. memory book page due Monday, Nov. 4
Literature and English 7: Both classes have been working on their Hero's Journey adventure game maps, writing out the descriptions for their rooms, the plot details and the overall development of the story/game. As well, we've begun discussions of how to use/format Inform 7, the text-based program they're using to create the game. The game continues to work as a supplement to our discussions of the stages of the Hero's Journey and the various character archetypes found in The Sword in the Stone. It's also a chance for the classes to utilize the grammar skills learned so far this year,
Homework: Adventure Maps due Tuesday, Nov. 5; Vocabulary Cumulative Review 1-7 due Friday, Nov. 15
English 8: This week, the class took its Ch. 1 grammar retest and completed the lesson on the six traits of writing like a professional. We're applying the traits--and other grammar concepts learned so far--in the My Michigan Hero essay contest submissions. Rough drafts were returned this week, and best copies will be due next Friday, Nov. 8.
Homework: My Michigan Hero best drafts, due Friday, Nov. 8
Thank you, and have a great weekend!