Your character poem is due (printed) on Wednesday, May 23.Practice Poem due Monday, May 2Beginning Wednesday, April 27, you will have a one page reflection due every day (you may write more if you wish). These reflections should be 12 point, times, double-spaced, standard margins, PRINTED BEFORE CLASS!!Dream story: draft due 4/11, final due 4/13Here is an extra copy of the permission slip for our trip to the PalmerAlice in Wonderland: Name in parenthesis mean you are responsible for a 12 point quiz
Monday, March 21: 1-42 (Molly)Wednesday, March 23: 43-80 (Sorcha)Wednesday, March 30: 81-105 (Bridget)Friday, April 1: 106-138 (Cora)Tuesday, April 5: Class visit to the PalmerWriting prompts: complete one paragraph each for three of the four days of reading.Original poems that are parodied in AliceLWW Character Analysis assignment and rubric rough draft due 3/15; final draft due 3/17To help you with your final paper, here copies of the character notes from each group:LWW reading schedule
Thursday, Feb. 25; Pages 1-46, Group 1 (Lucy); Monday, Feb. 29; pages 47-107, Group 2 (Peter); Wednesday, March 2; pages 109-158, Group 3 (Susan); Friday, March 4: pages 159-206, Group 4 (Edmund).Character groups:Lucy:BridgetNathanielEthanMiaHaleyPeterAmandaMollyRileyMary RoseAbby WSusanSorchaMaggieLexiAmberBreeEdmundCoraTylerAbby S.TreyJenLWW writing prompts: Here are some ideas you may reflect on while you read. You need to write a one page reflection for each reading except for the one your group is leading. You do not need to rely on these prompts, but if you wish, here they are.
Because of the snow day and the fact that our STEM day has moved, there is an adjustment to our fractured fairy tale calendar:
- There are two distinct settings in this book: WWII England and Narnia. Compare and/or contrast them. What do they have in common? How are they different? What is Lewis stating through these settings?
- The lines between good and evil are pretty clear in this book. Which creatures, seasons, moods, events, and symbols are evil and which are good? Why?
- This book has a lot of Christian parallels within it. What are some of them?
- Both Lucy and Edmund meet strangers, and neither one of them seems very concerned with “stranger danger.” How are their encounters similar and/or different? Speculate as to why this might be.
- There are a number of tables and meals in this text, and the act of eating with someone most certainly plays an important role in our lives, which is reflected in literature. Using the text to cite specific examples, examine the role of food, consumption, tables and sharing as they appear in this text.
- C.S. Lewis is a man writing from a man’s world. Using the text highlight examples of a patriarchal society both in the children’s world and in Narnia. What message does Lewis present through his story regarding the dynamics between male and female?
- What does Narnia symbolize?
- Present how Lewis relies on sexist stereotypes. What is his message?
- An allegory is an abstract meaning presented through material form. How does the wardrobe serve in an allegorical function?
- What is the role of the Emperor-Beyond-the-Sea in the novel? How does Lewis portray him?
Wednesday 2/17 Rough draft workshop (10 points for story and 5 points for apologia)
Friday, 2/19 Final draft due: sharingLittle Mermaid Paragraph: due Tuesday, 2/9Read The Selfish Giant: due Friday, 2/5. Below is a link to the story. Read this for Tuesday, 2/9http://www.inf.fu-berlin.de/lehre/pmo/eng/Wilde-Giant.pdfThe Little Mermaid: read for Wednesday, 2/3Homework due 2/3: Red ParagraphHomework for 1/28Read "Feeding on Fantasy"Answer the study guide questions
Fairy Tale Sites
Go to and click on the tale you want to read.
Hans Christian Andersen
Go to Chronological List and click on the tale you want to read.
Scroll down to table on contents and click on the tale you want to read.
Joseph Jacobsbook burninghttp://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2017204,00.htmlLists of burned bookshttp://www4.uwm.edu/libraries/burnedbooks/MSND journal topics: write one page (double-spaced, typed) every day.
Fractured Fairy Tale
Fairy Tale Rubric
Abarat Writing Assignments
Abarat: Final Paper
MSND writing prompts
Ender's Game Final Project
Lion, Witch, Wardrobe calendar/project