Final Exam

Oct. 24, 2019 Max Points: 100

Which version of 'Snow White' do you want to watch?

No Due Date Max Points:
Multiple choice question:
  • Mirror Mirror
  • Snow White and the Huntsman

Villain Backstory: Which villain are you planning on writing a backstory for? What are some of their villainous characteristics that you will need to justify in your origin story? How do you plan on changing them from an antagonist to an anti-hero? Remember that your origin story should fit in perfectly with the film version of the fairy tale.

Oct. 22, 2019 Max Points: 10

-Mother Gothel
-Dr. Facilier
-Evil Queen


Extra Credit- Mrs. Geis Mockery

Oct. 22, 2019 Max Points: 1

What do you think are the overall ideas/themes communicated to children when they watch "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"? Please respond in a minimum of 5 sentences. Then, respond to 2 of your peers.

Oct. 22, 2019 Max Points: 10

The Princess and the Frog Game

Oct. 17, 2019 Max Points: 50

In a group of two or three, please create a Game Board for the film version of The Princess and the Frog.

You must have:
1. One Game Board.
2. Trivia Cards.
3. Character Pieces
4. Villain Cards (meant to stop progress)
5. Directions for the game as well of an explanation of how to win.
6. A clear story to your game that matches the film.

You have creative freedom.

The Princess and the Frog Creative Writing

Oct. 11, 2019 Max Points: 10

Consider the short story we read in class today. Write a remake of this short story in which you change the gender of the two main characters. Your short story should be at least 2 pages (double-spaced) long.

Rapunzel Compare and Contrast Essay

Oct. 07, 2019 Max Points: 100

Consider the Brothers Grimm fairy tale adaptation of 'Rapunzel' (1812) and Disney's 'Tangled'. Write a 5 paragraph essay in which you compare and contrast the differences within each story. Some aspects you may consider are: characters, plot, setting, and theme, etc. Be sure to include direct quotations from 'Rapunzel,' as well as references to scenes in 'Tangled' to support your analysis.

You must write your essay in APA format. It should be double-spaced, 12 point font, and have a cover page.

Read Aloud Extra Credit 10/4/19

Oct. 04, 2019 Max Points: 1

Discuss one historical allusion in "The Lion King." Explain how this historical event is used in character development within the film. In other words, how did this historical event help to contribute to the personality of specific characters?

Oct. 03, 2019 Max Points: 20

Please write a minimum of 5 sentences.

Consider the hero/villain couple you selected. Do these characters perpetuate a social stereotype in regards to gender, skin tone, and sexuality? If so, how? If not, why not?

Oct. 01, 2019 Max Points: 20

Please write at least 8 sentences on these two characters. After, respond to two of your peers expressing whether or not you agree or disagree with their analysis and why.

"The Little Mermaid" Song Analysis

Sept. 30, 2019 Max Points: 50

Think about the following excerpt from Ursula's song "Poor Unfortunate Souls":

You'll have your looks, your pretty face
And don't underestimate the importance of body language, ha!
The men up there don't like a lot of blabber
They think a girl who gossips is a bore
Yet on land it's much preferred for ladies not to say a word
And after all dear, what is idle babble for?
Come on, they're not all that impressed with conversation
True gentlemen avoid it when they can
But they dote and swoon and fawn
On a lady who's withdrawn
It's she who holds her tongue who gets a man

Please write a two page explanation in which you discuss the implications of the song. What is Ursula saying about men, women, society, and relationships in this excerpt? Do you agree with her words? Why or Why not? Did the events in the Disney adaptation prove Ursula's point or not? How?

Please be incredibly specific and detailed in your response.

"The Little Mermaid" Creative Art

Sept. 25, 2019 Max Points: 20

Consider what you read in Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid." Find a creative way to capture the essence of the fairy tale in your own way.
Options are:
-Digital Art
-Drawing/creative sketch
-Collection of 10 poems.
-Analysis PowerPoint

"The Little Mermaid" Analysis

Sept. 25, 2019 Max Points: 15

Beauty and the Beast

Sept. 17, 2019 Max Points: 20

"Beauty and the Beast" was originally published by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve, born in Paris in 1695.

She is considered to be the original author of the tale known as “Beauty and the Beast.” The story was drawn from fairy tales and folklore, and was first published in 1740. The original book was 362 pages long, but it was later abridged and republished by Jeanne- Marie Leprince de Beaumont.

The attached link is the abridged version of the fairy tale.

After reading the short story with a partner, please write a one-page paper in which you discuss the major themes of the fairy tale. Analyze the themes and compare them with the themes in Sleeping beauty.

Avenger's Masculine vs. Feminine

Sept. 15, 2019 Max Points: 30

Dance Party Extra Credit

No Due Date Max Points: 1

If you had twelve fairies blessing you with good qualities, what would you want them to give you?

Sept. 03, 2019 Max Points:

Please list the 12 qualities you would want.

Meme Story Time

Sept. 06, 2019 Max Points: 50

Because I am out unexpectedly, we will not be able to finish the film until Monday. Therefore, please complete this alternate assignment:
Select one of the short stories we studied in class:

1. “Sun, Moon, and Talia” 1634 (Giambattista Basile)
2. “The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood” 1697(Charles Perrault)
3. “Little Brier-Rose” version of 1812 (Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm)

Please create a presentation using Google Slides and retell the story using AT LEAST 10 memes. You will need to add some commentary to each slide to help give the meme context. On the last slide, please create your own meme.

I hope this is fun. If you all finish early, you may volunteer to present your presentation to the class.

Fairy Tale Analysis Chart - Sleeping Beauty

Sept. 11, 2019 Max Points: 45

Complete the attached chart by Friday, September 6.

Self Reflection

Aug. 27, 2019 Max Points:

Please write three paragraphs (five sentences each) about yourself. Answer the following questions:
What do you expect to gain from this class?
How do you learn best?
Is there anything important you think I need to know about you?
How comfortable are you with reading and writing?
What are some of your interests?
What are your strengths in school?
What are your weaknesses in school?
You may write more if needed. I am excited to learn about YOU!

Class Syllabus (Handout)

Aug. 30, 2019 Max Points: 10

Students were given a class syllabus and asked to return the parent signature page by Friday, Aug 30th.

The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood- Perrault

Aug. 30, 2019 Max Points: 10

Sun, Moon, and Talia (1634) - Reading and Constructed Response Questions

Aug. 29, 2019 Max Points: 20

After reading the following version of "Sleeping Beauty," we will discuss the elements of the short story as a class.

When prompted, complete the following Constructed Response questions (using complete sentences) on an attached Google Doc:

1. What similarities and differences do you see in Basile's version when compared to other versions of "Sleeping Beauty"?
2. What insights does this short story give us into the time period in which it was written?
3. Which elements of this short story fall under the modern interpretation of a "fairytale"? Why?
4. Consider the final line of the short story. Do you think the story accurately communicates this idea?


Oct. 14, 2019

Extra Credit!!

In order to earn UP TO 10 points extra credit, you must attend one session of ELA support on either Tuesday (10/15) or Thursday (10/17) of this week. Once at the session, you will complete a mini assignment. This assignment will determine the amount of points you will earn as extra credit.

Oct. 09, 2019

Because the end of the semester is quickly approaching, Ms. Burge and I have decided to give you a quiet work day today. This is your opportunity to submit missing assignments for UP TO half credit. Please use your time wisely.

Sept. 06, 2019

Good Morning Students,
Unfortunately I will not be at school today because there is a very large fire near my house. It is important for me to stay home just in case I need to evacuate my pets and valuables. Thank you so much for understanding.

Please be on your best behavior today. I can't wait to see you all on Monday!

Aug. 29, 2019

“The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood” 1697(Charles Perrault)