This week we work on the Illustrated Timeline for The Fellowship of the Ring as well as try a few new media activities and see how it goes. There will also be a new vocab set and a few ‘big idea’ questions to think and write about.
This week we remember those who fought in the great wars of the past and think about the stories of men and women who had to suffer through these times. Through pictures, texts and film we will hear some of these stories and try to understand as best we can what it would have been like to be in a war.
The first assignment is a “Letter Home” from a soldier who has gone through the training and now waits on the eve of battle. We are using the first episode of “Band of Brothers” as our text and choosing characters to use as our person to role play writing a letter home.
We’ve watched Everest. We’ve climbed Everest. We’ve learned about the abuse of the Sherpa population and how Everest has been ruined by mountain tourists. Now we write our own story of Everest.
Your writing options are:
In both cases we will focus on the writing principle of “Show Don’t Tell” and how our writing should draw us into the story so we feel like we are there rather than just tell us the events that are happening. We will work on this for the next three days and a good copy will be due Tuesday, Oct 2nd.
I’m happy to be here and I hope you are too. These 5 months are going to be quite the ride so buckle up and get ready to go. This week we look at short fiction that involves everything from stories you can fit into a Twitter post to Short Films that will make you cry.
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