Assignments

The Last Jedi- Script

No Due Date Max Points:

"Disney-fied" Film Presentation

Nov. 19, 2019 Max Points: 50

If I start an newspaper club, would you be interested in writing/editing for the school newspaper?

Nov. 13, 2019 Max Points:
Multiple choice question:
  • Yes
  • No

If I were to teach another English elective, what type of class would you be interested in? Keep in mind that the class should revolve around literature and/or writing.

Nov. 12, 2019 Max Points:

"A Cinderella Story"- One-Pager

Nov. 12, 2019 Max Points: 50
Description:

Think about this modern adaptation of 'Cinderella.' There are various elements that the filmmakers use to connect the old fairy tale to modern viewers. For example, rather than a prince, Sam falls in love with a man who wants to attend Princeton University. Additionally, Sam's stepmother does not run a house with servants, but instead owns a restaurant with employees. Think about all of these modern connections. How do these modern connections add to or distract from the overall themes of the fairy tale? Are fairy tales more powerful to young children as modern tales or old-fashioned stories? Why?

Be specific in your response. This should be a full page and double-spaced.

Character Development Chart (Handout)

Nov. 06, 2019 Max Points: 20
Description:

On the handout distributed in class, please be sure that you focus on one flat character and one round character from both of the film versions of "Cinderella" (for a total of two round and two flat characters).

Would you prefer that this film be historically accurate, or do you prefer it to be culturally diverse and inclusive? Why?

Nov. 05, 2019 Max Points: 10
Description:

Please respond in a minimum of 8 sentences.

DESCRIPTIVE WRITING

Nov. 04, 2019 Max Points: 10
Description:

Practice descriptive language by writing a 5-8 sentence description of the most disgusting vomit you could ever imagine. You should use descriptive language that connects with touch, taste, and smell.

After viewing the film "Ever After," please compare this version to the Grimm version of "Cinderella"... How are the characters in each version similar and different? What is different about the overall theme of each version? Which do you prefer and why? In your opinion, does the setting of the film work? Why or why not?

Nov. 01, 2019 Max Points: 20
Description:

Your response should be at least 10 sentences long.

Extra Credit for Compromising

Oct. 31, 2019 Max Points: 1

1. It looks like the message of "Cinderella" is sometimes people get what is coming to them. Is this always true?
2. Do you think that the prince is such a prize? Why or why not?
3. Do you think that this is a good story for children to read? Why?
4. What would happen if Cinderella hadn’t dropped her slipper?

Oct. 29, 2019 Max Points: 10
Description:

Please respond to the following questions using complete sentences. Be as detailed as possible.

Announcements

Dec. 02, 2019

Students,
Due to an important staff meeting after school tomorrow, ELA support is canceled on Tuesday, 12/3.

Thank you for understanding.

Nov. 15, 2019

Good morning, students!

I woke up feeling sick this morning so I’m going to stay home to recover. Therefore, I had to change some of the lesson plans for today; any activities that require my presence have been postponed until Monday (e.i. Quizzes and Socratic Discussions). Please be good for the sub!

Have a good weekend.