Instructions: You speak differently from the way you write. Imagine you are at a football game when a strange object appears over the field. As the crowd watches in fascination, the object lands on the 30-yard line, and a gang of strange blue creatures pours out and delivers extraterrestrials ice cream to every member of the crowd.
Then imagine how you would tell that story to one of your good friends.
Me: “So, um, I was at a football game, giving the sport a chance. I was watching it in boredom, then a spaceship appeared. It had aliens! These aliens handed out ice-cream!”
Friend: “Right, aliens and ice-cream.”
Me: “Yes, I took a video see here it is. Ice-cream!”
Friend: “What? Why aren’t they abducting them?”
Instructions: Now write your campaign speech using the information and evidence you gathered on the previous page.
Here’s a fact, the fact is I am organized and a leader. If you think a normal principal’s office is scary don’t worry, I will help you there. I will even help with your grades. Remember, Knowledge is power, the more knowledge you have the better off you are. I will help there so vote for me.
Instructions: Rewrite “Jabberwocky” as a news story.
By Jayson Knapp
The Jabberwocky was killed yesterday. The Jabberwocky was a dangerous monster. The beast was helped with the Jabiub bird and a Bandersnatch. The Jabberwocky was killed by the sword. He fought for so long he was tired, so he rested on a tree. The Jabberwocky fought with rage and fury. The town cheered when they learned the beast was dead.
Instructions: Make your own holiday story with characters and a plot that reveals characteristics about them. (BrainQuest)
Once upon a time three friends went ghost hunting, but they found more than ghosts. There were zombies, skeletons, witches, and giant spiders all in one place wanting to take revenge. They will destroy the world and make it a haunted one. The kids went into a fright and fled to tell the town. They did not believe the kids until it was too late. When the attack occurred, the town was terrified. They fled and all that was left were three brave kids turned zombies forever lost to time.
Teacher Commentary: This assignment receives a 0. I like the creativity, but the goal was to create memorable characters and you made forgettable characters. You gave them no name. They have no characteristic except for being maybe brave.
Instructions: Write a summary of the exchange between Tom and Ben. (BrainQuest Assignment)
Ben and Tom’s conversation is talking about a lot of things such as liking something such as work and making work fun. The story’s main idea is to join in something you can only do once. Tom’s mouth may have watered for the apple but he did the thing he could only do once in a while. Even with Ben wanting him to come swimming. Tom still continued white washing and looking at his job on how good it is. Ben’s way of thinking it’s work but eventually wants to join in.
Teacher Commentary: Jayson you were suppose to do it in order. Also the main idea of the story was about the line between what is work and what is fun.
Assignment instructions translate Longfellow’s poem as a story.
On April 4th 1775, Paul Revere rode to warn people that the British were coming. He did this by telling a friend,
“If the British march by land or sea from the town tonight hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch of the North Church tower as a signal light. One if by land, and two if by sea, and I on the opposite shore will be ready to ride and spread the alarm through every Middle sex village and farm for the country-folk to be and to arm.”
Now in 2018 we still hear and teach of it and its poem. It is an important time in history the revolutionary war.
Instructor name: Mr. Knight
School Name: Knapp Family School
Window into The Samurai Warrior
Who were the Samurai? The Samurai were the elite warrior group of Japan. The time of the samurai was the Edo or feudal Japan period, from 1603 to 1867 in Japan. Back then Tokyo was Edo. Edo was not capital Kyoto was. A samurai wasn’t just warriors but, they were also shoguns. Shoguns were commander-in-chief in feudal Japan, the highest rank.
What was the life of a samurai? When a boy in a samurai family is born, they give him a sword. It’s not a real sword, but it is a symbol of his future. A sword is more important than anything except for Bushido and his training. Continue reading →