6th Grade: Over Spring Break, you will be responsible for developing your own unique fable. Over the past two weeks we have been reviewing themes in literature. Follow the outline to complete the essay which is due on April 19. Please note the essay must be developed in five paragraphs and follow the structure of a story.
*A fable is a short story, typically with animals as characters, conveying a moral.
Readers analyze the themes in fables by:
*Looking at the main conflict
* The manner in which the characters respond to the conflict
*The manner in which the conflict is resolved
*The lesson that the character (s) have learned as a result of the conflict
Please follow the directions to complete the assignment
1. Open the link to the assignment
2. Read the directions (The ROUGH DRAFT IS NOT REQUIRED, IT IS JUST PART OF THE WRITING PROCESS TO GUIDE YOU WHEN DEVELOPING YOUR ESSAY)
3. The document is not editable
4. You must type your essay in Microsoft word:
* New Times Roman & 12 point font
* A clear heading or cover-page with an illustration
5. When you are complete email your work .. (NO CLASS DOJO PICTURES)
"Third Wish" DUE on April 14th, 2020.
"The Monkey's Paw" DUE on April 20th, 2020.
*All work is to be done via Commonlit.org* The PDF above is attached in the event that the website is down or the scholar has an issue logging on to the site.*
8th Grade: Spring Break Assignments 4/9 – 4/17
During Spring Break NO DAILY ACTIVATOR will be posted and check in will not be required. Submission of Classwork will count as attendance.
Assignments will be posted in the Classwork Section. All work will be from CommonLit. Remember to use RACE/RAFT format for short responses for Full Credit!
Any questions or concerns reach out on Google Classroom, email, or Class Dojo.
Friday 4/9- CommonLit: “Theseus and Minotaur” by E2BN.org
Monday 4/13- CommonLit: Why Are We Obsessed with Superheroes by ABC News
Tuesday 4/14- CommonLit: “I, Too” by Langston Hughes
Wednesday 4/15- CommonLit: Why It Matters That Teens Are Reading Less by Jean Twenge
Thursday 4/16- CommonLit: “Believing in Horses” by Valerie Ormond
Friday 4/17- CommonLit: DNA Tells Tale of How Cats Conquered the World by Tina Hesman Saey