Grade 6 – My Raccoon Character

Due on Monday, October 7, 2013 Read the article “How A Kids’ Cartoon Created an Real-Life Invasive Army” (separate post below). Take another look at the following characteristics of a raccoon that you identified in class: enjoyable lovable funny smart … Continue reading

Grades 5 – 6: Heroes checklist

There are many definitions of ‘hero’. Some of the most commonly accepted definitions are listed below.  A hero is … someone admired for his/her achievements and outstanding character, someone who shows great courage, the main character in a dramatic or … Continue reading

Grades 5-6: Create your own superhero!

Create your superhero (drawing, paint, animation, cartoon), convert it to a digital image (png, jpg, et cetera) by scanning your drawing or by photographing it, begin an outline (basic plan) for your adventure story, and bring the outline, your hero, as … Continue reading

Illusion vs. Reality In ‘The Great Gatsby’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Through the hustle of everyday life, one undergoes life and the struggles that follow. As time passes by, habitual routines develop, and the mind is opened to understanding the difference between an illusion and reality. Yet, once a new conflict … Continue reading

Characterisation: analyse the significance and role of the characters in a short story

Lesson (Hannah, grade 9) Hannah wrote an original short story to “analyse the significance and role of the character(s)”.  Her own short story, “the table”, written in her own inimitable style provides a number of interesting perspectives (no pun intended!). … Continue reading

Characterisation: analyse the significance and role of the characters in a short story (lesson plan)

Lesson plan (Hannah, grade 9) Read the text of The Table to the class: I woke up at 3 AM and walked outside to my table. The table spoke to me as it always does when it needs to be … Continue reading