Thursday, April 24, 2014

Day 157!

Happy Friday!

Today will be a work day for your Original Arthurian Legends. Please have your rough drafts ready to go for TUESDAY (that's a change)!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Day 155!

Happy Wednesday!

We'll start today by talking a little bit about the writing assignment that you completed yesterday.

Then, we will move on to our final project for our Medieval Literature unit! I sent out a document via Doctopus earlier this morning. But, you can also view the details HERE. You can access the rubric HERE!

After we talk through my expectations for this project, you will have time to work!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Day 145!

Happy Tuesday! I hope you enjoyed your extended weekend and your prom!

Today, we will finish up with "Le Morte d'Arthur". We will talk a little about the story to refresh your memories, and then we will do some work with characterization.

As you were reading, you were to create a web for each character that was introduced into the story. On the web, you were to include: character traits, evidence of the character trait, and the method of characterization (remember STEAL).

Your task today is to create a poster for a character in "Le Morte d'Arthur" who you think is either the most admirable or least admirable person in the story. The poster is to serve several purposes: 1) to show you understand how to analyze the characterization of a story 2) to show that you can identify the method of characterization 3) to persuade your classmates to vote for your character as "Most Admirable" or "Least Admirable"character.  Your poster should include the following things:

On the front:

  1. Image(s) that represent the type of person that character is.
  2. 6 Word Memoir that represents the character's personality. (Think about what their motto in life would be) 
On the back:
  1. Write a paragraph(s) explaining why you think your character is the most OR least admirable character in this story. Be sure to use examples from your character web and at least one piece of text evidence (quote) from the story! You're trying to convince the class to vote for your character to earn the award of Most or Least admirable.